Studies in Energy Metabolism
This publication is a comparison of the studies on energy metabolism conducted during the Second Five Year Plan in Calcutta, Bikaner, Coonoor, Hyderabad and Amritsar. The results of the investigation on 518 subjects show that the basal metabolic rate of Indians is lower than the Western standards. In order to investigate the causes for the lowered BMR of the Indians, basal oxygen consumption, and the body composition such as total body water, extra-cellular fluid volume, serum volume and body fat were determined in 20 subjects.
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