Comparison between predicted and measured resting energy expenditures in Korean male collegiate soccer players

Sihyung Lee, Kuniko Moto, Taewoong Oh, Motoko Taguchi

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[Purpose] This study aimed to evaluate the differences between predicted resting energy expenditure (REE), using fat-free mass (FFM)-based prediction equations, and measured REE in Korean male collegiate soccer players. [Methods] Fifteen male collegiate soccer players (18-21 years) participated in this study. The REE measurements were conducted using the Douglas bag method. Body composition was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The differences between the measured REE and predicted REE, using the five FFM-based REE equations, were analyzed using the t-test, calculation of errors, regression analysis, and the Bland-Altman method. [Results] The Cunningham (1980) and ten Haaf and Weijs (2014) equations showed significantly overestimated REE (1,808 ± 99 kcal/d, p <0.01; 1,838 ± 103 kcal/d, p <0.01; respectively), but the Owen (1988), Taguchi (2011), and Kim (2015) equations’ estimations were not significantly different from the measured REE (1,589 ± 106 kcal/d, 1,640 ± 124 kcal/d, and 1,622 ± 68 kcal/d, respectively). The Taguchi equation gave the best prediction of REE with the lowest constant error (-6 ± 125) and effect size (-0.05), and a non-significant proportional bias (p = 0.95). [Conclusion] The Taguchi equation is recommended for predicting REE in Korean collegiate soccer players. The selection process of a REE-prediction equation must take into consideration the target population’s characteristics. Future studies are recommended to evaluate the validity of the different FFM-based REE-prediction equations in various Korean athletes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Activity and Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept


  • REE ratio
  • [Keywords] resting energy expenditure
  • body composition
  • energy deficiency
  • metabolism
  • prediction equations
  • soccer players

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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