Room Indirect Calorimetry Operating and Reporting Standards (RICORS 1.0): A Guide to Conducting and Reporting Human Whole-Room Calorimeter Studies

Kong Y. Chen, Steve Smith, Eric Ravussin, Jonathan Krakoff, Guy Plasqui, Shigeho Tanaka, Peter Murgatroyd, Robert Brychta, Christopher Bock, Elvis Carnero, Paul Schoffelen, Yoichi Hatamoto, Corey Rynders, Edward L. Melanson*

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Abstract

Whole-room indirect calorimeters have been used to study human metabolism for more than a century. These studies have contributed substantial knowledge to the assessment of nutritional needs and the regulation of energy expenditure and substrate oxidation in humans. However, comparing results from studies conducted at different sites is challenging because of a lack of consistency in reporting technical performance, study design, and results. In May 2019, an expert panel was convened to consider minimal requirements for conducting and reporting the results of human whole-room indirect calorimeter studies. We propose Room Indirect Calorimetry Operating and Reporting Standards, version 1.0 (RICORS 1.0) to provide guidance to ensure consistency and facilitate meaningful comparisons of human energy metabolism studies across publications, laboratories, and clinical sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1625
Number of pages13
JournalObesity
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • 24-H ENERGY-EXPENDITURE
  • SPONTANEOUS PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
  • BODY INDIRECT CALORIMETER
  • SLEEPING METABOLIC-RATE
  • INTRAINDIVIDUAL VARIABILITY
  • RESPIRATION CHAMBER
  • GASEOUS EXCHANGE
  • DETERMINANTS
  • OXIDATION
  • EXERCISE

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