Basal metabolic rate

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Basal metabolic rate (BMR), is the rate of metabolism when an individual is at rest in a warm envirnonment and is in the post absorptive state, and have not eaten for at least 12 hours. The release of energy in this state is only sufficient for the vital organs such as heart, lungs, nervous system, and kidneys. BMR decreases with age. Regular cardiovascular excersise can increase BMR. Other factors can also affect BMR, such as illness, environmental temperature, and stress levels.

Basal metabolic rate is measured under very restrictive circumstances. A more common and closely related term used in many cases is resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is measured under less strict conditions.[1] (http://www.caloriesperhour.com/faqs_BMR.html) It is also important that a person is not sympatically stimulated when the BMR is measured as it could affect the value of the BMR that ia being measured. Template:Biochem-stub

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