kushner-130Dr. Robert F. Kushner of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity is internationally renowned for his state-of-the-art treatment of obese and overweight patients. His titles include past president of The Obesity Society (TOS), the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).1 In his book “Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Toolkit,” Dr. Kushner states: “The American Dietetic Association (ADA) Evidence Analysis Library recommends the use of indirect calorimetry to measure RMR for overweight and obese patients… When choosing an indirect calorimeter, the ADA Evidence Analysis Library recommends reviewing the safety features, ease of use, accuracy, precision, reliability, durability, and the machine’s service/maintenance plan. At the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, we use the ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter by KORR Medical Technologies.”2  
  1. Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity. (n.d.). Retrieved August 7, 2014, from http://www.ncco.northwestern.edu/faculty/bio-kushner.html.
  2. Kushner, R., & Kushner, N. (2009). Counseling overweight adults: The lifestyle patterns approach and toolkit (p. 37). Chicago: American Dietetic Association.

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