Decrease in metabolic rate per kg during prolonged starvation

Value <=20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Rolfe DF, Brown GC. Cellular energy utilization and molecular origin of standard metabolic rate in mammals. Physiol Rev. 1997 Jul77(3):731-58. p.732 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID9234964
Primary Source Blaxter, K. Energy Metabolism in Animals and Man. Cambridge, UK Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989.
Comments Standard metabolic rate (SMR) is the steady-state rate of heat production by a whole organism under a set of “standard” conditions in mammals, these conditions are that the individual is an adult and is awake but resting, stress free, not digesting food (prior food intake being at or around maintenance level), and maintained at a temperature that elicits no thermoregulatory effect on heat production
Entered by Uri M
ID 103267