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Table 4 Twenty-four hour metabolic rate and physical activity of infants born to normal weight and obese biological mothers

From: Relationship between maternal obesity and infant feeding-interactions

Parameters for infants Biological Mothers
  Normal weight Obese
24-hr EE (kcal/kg body weight)1 76.0 ± 5.2 74.3 ± 4.3
RMR (kcal/kg body weight)2 65.0 ± 5.0 64.9 ± 3.4
SMR (kcal/kg body weight)3 63.0 ± 4.3 64.6 ± 4.1
24-hr PA (oscillations/min/kg body weight)4 2.9 ± 0.4 5.0 ± 2.4
RQ (VCO2/VO2)5 0.84 ± 0.03 0.89 ± 0.02
  1. 1 24-hr EE = Twenty four hour energy expenditure expressed per kg body weight
  2. 2 RMR = 24-hour resting metabolic rate expressed per kg body weight
  3. 3 SMR = 24-hour sleeping metabolic rate expressed per kg body weight
  4. 4 PA = physical activity as determined by the amount of oscillations in weight (g) derived from the balance within the EMTAC enclosure. Data includes periods of sleep
  5. 5 RQ = Respiratory quotient determined as the rate of carbon dioxide production/oxygen consumption in liters