Patent Number: 6,480,736

Title: Method for determining basal metabolism

Abstract: Basal metabolism is determined by obtaining an age of a subject; determining fat-free mass of the subject; and calculating the basal metabolism of the subject using the determined fat-free mass and a reciprocal of the age. The basal metabolism can be calculated using the formula represented by BMR=A.times.FFM+B.times.(1/age)+C, in which BMR is basal metabolism (kcal/day), FFM is fat-free mass (kg), and A, B, and C are constants.

Inventors: Kodama; Miyuki (Tokyo, JP), Sato; Hitoshi (Tsurugashima, JP), Heymsfield; Steven B. (Mount Kisco, NY)

Assignee: Tanita Corporation

International Classification: A61B 5/053 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019