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A 39-year-old female asked about a female:

Can a 10 yr. old weighing 104 pounds burn calories sleeping? if so, how many?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Burn rate: Fitness references list the burn rate as .42 cal/lb/hr.For a 104 lb person this calculates to 43.68 cal/hr. This is really an approximation.The body composition will influence the actual rate . Someone at 104 lb that has 20 lb of body fat, which is relatively low in calorie consumption, burns slower than someone with 10 lb of body fat.

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