Theoretical Paper

Influences of mental and metabolic disorders on nutritional status and resting energy expenditure

Author: Rodica Doroş
National Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolically Disease Prof. dr. N.C. Paulescu, Bucharest, Romania

Resting energy expenditure (REE) of human metabolism depends on metabolic and mental traits. Estimation on resting energy expenditure is important for any initial or stage in the attempt of obtaining healthy nutritional balance. The difficulties and scarce resources for measurement of REE using indirect calorimetry made from predictive equations a valuable alternative. Evaluation of predictive equation in comparison with indirect calorimetry measurement in subgroups with special psychological characteristics and various stages of metabolic balance increased their assessment value.

Keywords: resting energy expenditure, mental disorders, metabolic diseases, predictive equation, nutritional status