Employing RMR technology in a 90-day weight control program

Scott O. McDoniel, Heather A. Nelson, Cynthia Thomson

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a weight management program using indirect calorimetry to set energy goals. Methods: 54 overweight, active duty adult employees of the US Air Force (age 18-46 years, BMI 25.2-35.6 kg/m 2) participated in this quasi-experimental control design study. All participants were enrolled in a four-session US Air Force 'Sensible Weigh' group weight control program. Treatment participants received a personalized nutrition energy goal message developed using measured resting metabolic rate (RMR) from a hand-held indirect calorimeter (MedGem®). Usual care participants received a nutritional message using a standard care equation (25 kcal/day × body weight) to set energy intake goals. Results: Treatment participants lost significantly more weight than usual care participants (p ≤ 0.05). Difference in weight loss between the treatment and usual care group were -4.3 kg ± 3.3 vs. -1.8 kg ± 3.2, respectively. There were no significant differences in reported food intake or energy expenditure between groups. Conclusion: The use of indirect calorimetry to assess RMR and set energy intake goals positively influences weight loss success in overweight Air Force personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-304
Number of pages7
JournalObesity Facts
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Basal Metabolism
Indirect Calorimetry
air force
Energy Intake
Technology
energy
Weights and Measures
Weight Loss
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Military Personnel
Energy Metabolism
Research Design
Therapeutics
Hand
Eating
Body Weight
Group
body weight
Control Groups
nutrition

Keywords

  • Diet therapy
  • Energy balance
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • MedGem
  • Metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Health(social science)

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Employing RMR technology in a 90-day weight control program. / McDoniel, Scott O.; Nelson, Heather A.; Thomson, Cynthia.

In: Obesity Facts, Vol. 1, No. 6, 12.2008, p. 298-304.

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McDoniel, Scott O. ; Nelson, Heather A. ; Thomson, Cynthia. / Employing RMR technology in a 90-day weight control program. In: Obesity Facts. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 6. pp. 298-304.
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