Foods that are considered to be of poor nutritional quality are those that are high in fat, calories, salt, sugar, and cholesterol, and contain little to no vitamins…

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Viruses replicate, but to do so, they are entirely dependent on their host cells. They do not metabolize or grow, but are assembled in their mature form. Viruses…

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Does waking up early help your metabolism? If getting up early doesn’t come naturally, there are some strategies you can try. Early exercise and exposing yourself to light…

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In mammals, the water produced from metabolism of protein roughly equals the amount needed to excrete the urea which is a byproduct of the metabolism of protein. Birds,…

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Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be conveniently…

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According to research done by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, it is estimated that around 40% of Americans are considered obese, and 18% are considered…

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How is poverty linked to obesity? It has been suggested that individuals who live in impoverished regions have poor access to fresh food. Poverty-dense areas are oftentimes called…

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Sympathomimetic drugs (e.g., ephedrine, ephedrine/ methylxanthine mixtures, fenfluramine) have been shown to produce weight loss (16,l) and increase metabolic rate (2,9,15,17). Sibutramine has been reported to increase en-…

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Some conditions, like an underactive or overactive thyroid and diabetes, are hormonal diseases that affect your metabolism. Stress also releases hormones that can trigger a slow-down. What you…

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Basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60%-75% of total calories burned each day. Increase muscle mass to burn more calories. Activity thermogenesis: (non-exercise movement and exercise) accounts for…

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