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The basal energy rate is the daily amount of energy (measured in calories) needed by the body at rest to maintain body temperature and the basic life processes of respiration, cell metabolism, circulation, and glandular activity. As you may suspect, the basal energy rate differs for individuals, depending on their gender, age, height, and weight. The formula for the basal energy rate for men is B=655.096+9563w+1.85H-4.6768A, where B is the basal energy rate (in calories), W is the weight (in kilograms), H is the height (in centimeters), and A is the age (in years). A male patient is 70 y

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