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Nature. 1997 Apr 3;386(6624):457-62.

Maximal sustained energy budgets in humans and animals.

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Biology Department, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA.

Abstract

Why are sustained energy budgets of humans and other vertebrates limited to not more than about seven times resting metabolic rate? The answer to this question has potential applications to growth rates, foraging ecology, biogeography, plant metabolism, burn patients and sports medicine.

PMID:
9087402
DOI:
10.1038/386457a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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