Differences in Resting Metabolic Rate between White and African-American Young Adults

Teresa A Sharp, Melanie L Bell, Gary K Grunwald, Kathryn H Schmitz, Stephen Sidney, Cora E Lewis, Kim Tolan & James O Hill
Objective: A reported lower resting metabolic rate (RMR) in African-American women than in white women could explain the higher prevalence of obesity in the former group. Little information is available on RMR in African-American men. Research Methods and Procedures: We assessed RMR by indirect calorimetry and body composition by DXA in 395 adults ages 28 to 40 years (100 African-American men, 95 white men, 94 African-American women, and 106 white women), recruited from participants in...
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