Harris and Benedict formula (1919)For men: 66,4730 + (13,7516 X W) + (5,0033 X H) - (6,7550 X A)For women: 655,0955 + (9,5634 X W) + (1,8496 X H) - (4,6756 X A)
Roza and Shizgal formula (1984)
In 1984 Roza and Shizgal revised the original formula by Harris and Benedict to calculate energy expenditure. This revised formule is currently used by dieticians of the Maastricht UMC+.For men: 88,362 + (13,397 X W) + (4,799 X H) - (5,677 X A)For women: 447,593 + (9,247 X W) + (3,098 X H) - (4,33 X A) For this formula a bigger group of persons is used. They where measured by Harris and Benedict themselves 1928 en 1935.
Legend (both formulas)Bodyweight (W) in kilogramHeight (H) in meter
Age (A) in years