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Do people with higher metabolism walk faster?

I once came across a claim that people naturally walk at a speed that results in the least energy expenditure per distance travelled. Walking too slow would result in burning more energy for basic ...
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How to calculate Metabolic Age statistically by using formula(without using weighing machine or any online calculators)?

How are we supposed to calculate our metabolic age if we have results of a person that includes: age gender weight height BMI and BMR? I have researched a lot but I am not able to find the formula ...
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Chlorophyll supplements: metabolism of chlorophyll in the human body and proof for resulting health benefits?

I see people buy and consume powders that they claim consists of chlorophyll, calling it „lichtkraft“ in german, meaning „the power of light”. They are expecting health benefits from consuming it. ...
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Meaning of “over-utilisation/degradation defects such as L-dopa methylation and neurodegeneration”

In Cerebral folate deficiency: Analytical tests and differential diagnosis, I came across a tough phrase: Neurological disease was first linked to folate deficiency by Pincus and co-workers in ...
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Are Drug toxicity, Infectious toxic disease, Hypoxia & Malignancy all Acquired Metabolic Diseases?

Commonly when we talk about Acquired metabolic diseases, we refer to endocrine diseases (like Diabetic ketoacidosis, HONK, etc), electrolyte abnormalities (hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, etc), acid-base ...
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Are vitamin C and desloratadine better absorbed when taken shortly after eating?

I'm taking vitamin C supplements and desloratadine for my allergies. I've heard some people saying that it's better to take your medicines right after eating because your body absorbs them better ...
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Is it good/advisable to increase metabolism and subsequently the temperature of the body through the consumption of selected food items during fever

Prior knowledge I have: Body heats up when there is higher than normal metabolism. During a fever the body increases metabolism and there by the body temp to fight Certain food items increase body ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

I saw a article about the metabolism in Chinese. It said that metabolism = 65% basal metabolic rate + 10% thermic effect of food + 25% daily activities, so I can write the math formula, X=65% X+10% ...
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Is there evidence that humans should fast intermittently daily for 16 hours because it is healthy in general?

There is a big fasting boom on the internet, but it is hard to sift through the claims of fitness and health bloggers and the real evidence. I have spent hours reading studies on fasting - it is ...
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Why are some people always warm/hot to touch even with normal core temp?

I have met a few people like me who are always warm to touch even in the winters. With people sitting close often inquiring if I have a fever. Why is that? and Is it normal?
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Does it matter for metabolism at what time of day we eat?

In many popular media that discuss fat loss and dieting, a common idea is that eating at the "wrong" time of the day, say a meal at dinner time, is supposedly better from a weight loss perspective ...
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Does cinnamon accelerate metabolism?

In the past couple of days, I've repeatedly heard and read that cinnamon consumption increases the metabolic rate in humans. A Google search brings up plenty of results. However, few of them cite any ...
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signs your metabolism is slowing

when you're on a diet and you hit a plateau, they say your metabolism may have slowed because you're in "starvation mode." My question is, when this happens do you get fatigued/sleep a lot/not have ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

Is there a well regarded medical/academic type of blood panel test or list of items to get tested for, when unable to loose weight, despite proper diet and exercise efforts? For example, this comes ...
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Swallowed very little and porous plastic parts. Might it be dangerous?

I ate something with my headphones on, and after eating I noticed that the ear speaker lose their covering film. I noticed as after lunch I touched them and had little black particles of the cover in ...
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on what metabolism depends

Some people have fast metabolism (high basal metabolic rate), but some slow one. Usually it's high for men and decreasing with age. And fast metabolism is considered as good one, because it keeps ...
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What is the total prevalence percentage for pre-diabetics and diabetics for black race in the US?

What is the total prevalence percentage for pre-diabetics and diabetics for black race in the US? I had a black friend who worry about this, i want to comfort him by saying that this number is not ...
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Impact of Various “Feminizing” Hormones on Metabolism

I've read that progesterone is linked to changes in metabolism and appetite, and that those undergoing hormone therapy with progesterone often experience profound changes in hunger and meal habits. I ...
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Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins

Has there been any research on microdosing of alcohol? I did a cursory search but it didn't yield any viable information. Putting regular stress on various parts of the human body and its systems ...
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What are the physiologic indicators of keto-adaptation as it becomes our primary metabolism?

I understand that insulin prevents ketosis and glucagon prompts it. Aside from these antagonistic, pancreatic hormones, ketosis and keto-adaptation seems to emerge and establish itself through other ...
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Too much sitting as bad as smoking?

I have heard that when you sit very long times every day that it is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. Especially, it is bad for your metabolism and especially the lungs get into a bad ...
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is 1.319 IU/ML Helicobacter Pylori IGG normal?

Doctor suggested me H-pylori Stool test & now I have the report which indicates: Test Name:Helicobacter Pylori IgG Result:1.319 IU/ML Normal Ranges: < 0.9 --> Negative 0.9-1.0 --> ...
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Do big people age faster?

I learned that age is mutations across cells that become more common as you get older. Since a bigger person uses more calories and their cells die and are renewed more often, does that mean they have ...
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Does Higher Eating Frequency Increase Metabolism?

Note: I asked this question on the Skeptics exchange and was redirected here. Also note, I was informed that it may have been a duplicate on the Skeptics forum, but I was subsequently linked to a post ...
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Does caffeine reduce mass gaining by accelerating metabolism?

Does caffeine reduce the effects of weight lifting on mass gaining by activating metabolism, either for every individual or more specifically for ectomorphs who already have fast fat burning ...
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

I switched to a vegetarian diet a while back, and I am now taking a few supplements consisting of common minerals, vitamins and omega-3's as a compliment to my regular diet. When should I take the ...
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Does exercising lower your lifespan?

I read that the consumption rate (Cal) of stronger muscles while resting is higher than that of less dense muscle tissue. Kleiber's Law and Rate of Living Theory states that organisms have circa the ...
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Is there a difference between raw-eaten and dispersed sugar? [closed]

I've always wondered this one question: If in one liter of Coca-Cola there is a 30 sugarcubes equivallent, how is it possible for the fastfoods to make it from a little of powder? So is the ...
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Does eating sweet after food help to digest large meals?

I've heard that if you eat sweets after big foods, your stomach gets the energy needed to digest and probably bigger part of your lunch will get digested (so it won't transform to fat). Are there any ...
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Which radioactive isotopes in food accumulate in a body, which ones are excreted?

A banana contains a natural radioactive isotope of potassium, however this one is not as dangerous since it gets excreted from the body and so the radiation does not accumulate in a body. But what ...
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Dietary Requirements of Gold

Is there any scientific research available on the dietary requirements of gold(if any at all)? The motivation for my question comes from the Edgar Cayce readings(holistic medicine). According to Cayce,...
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Do the metabolisms of anorexic individuals ever recover?

Following my fascination with what is commonly referred to as 'metabolism,' I realized that I know a few "recovered anorexics" (please let me know if there is a better term), all of whom maintain ...
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Can the body be shocked into a faster metabolism?

It seems to be a relatively well-known fact that sudden extended periods of caloric restriction will cause a severe drop in metabolism. But I can't seem to find much research about the reverse process....