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How to reduce half-life of caffeine?

TLDR summary of what I found: diet-wise brassica vegetables, in particular broccoli seems to have this effect (but other vegetables that share P450 inhibitors in common with citrus fruits have the ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

Basal metabolic rate is essentially energy expenditure at rest, whereas metabolism is a general term for net anabolism and catabolism - however, often metabolism is used to refer to basal metabolism + ...
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Is there evidence that humans should fast intermittently daily for 16 hours because it is healthy in general?

Quality of Evidence First off, I'd be careful with the sources you are citing-- one of them is an opinion letter in a journal, and two are studies in rats. When looking at studies, the best evidence ...
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Does cinnamon accelerate metabolism?

Despite being a long known spice and its known role in traditional medicine the modern evidence for health related benefits and detriments of cinnamon are sparse.The NCCIH sums it up with NCCIH ...
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Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins

What are effects of microdosing alcohol on the liver's ability to metabolize toxins? There seems to be no effect. Alcohol can induce the enzyme system CYP2E1 in the liver, which can speed up the ...
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

To get the most of your vitamins/minerals is quite simple, really. There are two types of soluble vitamins/minerals: Water-soluble Fat-soluble Absorption of water-soluble vitamins is quite easy, ...
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Is high metabolism a problem?

Home Bioimpediance First, let me start this answer by saying that available evidence suggests that home bioimpediance devices are wildly inaccurate. This study from Consumer Reports notes: Rating a ...
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Chlorophyll supplements: metabolism of chlorophyll in the human body and proof for resulting health benefits?

According to WebMD (evidence from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database), there seems to be lack of convincing evidence to claim that chlorophyll supplements help to treat pain, cancer, infections ...
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Are Drug toxicity, Infectious toxic disease, Hypoxia & Malignancy all Acquired Metabolic Diseases?

When you classify diseases by causes, you put a disease in a certain group according to what happens first in that disease. For example, pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal medulla, releases ...
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Are vitamin C and desloratadine better absorbed when taken shortly after eating?

Desloratadin is slightly soluble in water and very soluble in ethanol. While that would often indicate an at least slightly better if time-delayed absorption with food, this is apparently not the case:...
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What is aminorachia?

"Rachi-" is a prefix associated with the spine, as in Rachischisis. "Amino" is a bit more familiar: it refers to the amino chemical group, or in biomedicine, amino acids. "Aminorachia" seems to be a ...
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What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus?

The pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Below is a summary of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from this source: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

The majority of people who are overweight have difficulty losing weight. If they didn't there wouldn't be an obesity crisis in the western world. OBESITY CRISIS: TWO BILLION PEOPLE NOW OVERWEIGHT ...
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Do the metabolisms of anorexic individuals ever recover?

They appear to. In Caloric consumption and activity levels after weight recovery in anorexia nervosa: a prolonged delay in normalization, researchers looked at anorexia patients 2 to 6 weeks after ...
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Can the body be shocked into a faster metabolism?

If a person's body is in a low-metabolism state induced by starvation or restricted calorie intake, then an increase in the calorie intake will allow a raised metabolism. The natural lower limit to ...
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Does exercising lower your lifespan?

Persons who do regular physical exercise have a lower heart rate while they are resting (or not exercising): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22081187 Hence, their hearts will be beating same ...
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Too much sitting as bad as smoking?

If we compare the average increase in all-cause mortality due to sitting (approximately 50% according to meta-study published on NHS) and the average all-cause mortality due to smoking (aproximately ...
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Is Glucose-6-phosphatase absent in all the 3 types of muscular tissues?

In humans, glucose-6-phosphatase is actually a multiunit enzyme system (Hutton and O'Brien 2009. PMCID 2785553). There are at least 3 isoforms. G6PC The first isoform, encoded by the G6PC gene, is ...
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is 1.319 IU/ML Helicobacter Pylori IGG normal?

Those test results indicate a positive result for traces of Helicobacter pylori in the sample given. No-one on here will give you any more medical advice. Go see your doctor with those results.
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Impact of Various "Feminizing" Hormones on Metabolism

There is peer-reviewed scientific research article "Sex hormones, appetite and eating behaviour in women" by Angelica Lindén Hirschberg from Karolinska Institutet, which states already in abstract ...
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Does caffeine reduce mass gaining by accelerating metabolism?

Answer: No Summary Metabolic effects of caffeine may vary depending on whether one is 'naive' to caffeine (infrequent user) or 'accustomed' to caffeine (daily user). Metabolic effects may also vary ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

The list of tests in the link you posted is pretty complete. It is indeed a complete set of tests for that occasion. Here is a bit more credible source though. Keep in mind though, only a doctor can ...
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Why does adenosine processing require unconsciousness?

To add additional information to the other answer, adenosine (as a drug) does not require anything for metabolism other than enzymes typically present in blood. There are some genetic factors that ...
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Why does adenosine processing require unconsciousness?

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is used by the cells as a source of energy. When you are awake, the brain cells use a lot of energy, and ATP is quickly consumed, and it becomes AMP (adenosine ...
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Linkage between Fatty Acid Metabolism and Ketone body metabolism

Why do we need ketone bodies? The main role of ketone bodies is to serve as a fuel (mainly for the brain) when there are not enough dietary carbohydrates available (during a low-carbohydrate diet or ...
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Meaning of "lower limit of normal + 20% over basal value" in a description of a blood lactate analysis (after glucose load)

I received an answer from Rudolf Korinthenberg (University of Freiburg), one of the authors: The normal value for serum lactate is 0.5 – 2.2 mmol/l. We have measured this repeatedly and found all the ...
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Meaning of "natural" in "high natural protein intake" in a consensus guideline on BH4 deficiencies

By "natural protein intake" they are referring to normal dietary protein intake, in contrast to amino acid supplements given as protein substitutes for people with disorders related to ...
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Why are some people always warm/hot to touch even with normal core temp?

For a constant basal metabolic rate, then those with relatively smaller body surface areas will feel warmer than those with high body surface area. This is because with a higher BSA the body has to ...
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on what metabolism depends

Well metabolic rate is determined by many factors. Hormones: BMR is regulated by the thyroid glands. The T3 and T4 hormone levels increase or decrease the BMR. Body Mass: BMR is directly proportional ...
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Do big people age faster?

What you mean by "big people"? Obese? Very tall but not obese (BMI in proper range)? My answer for obese: probably they do age faster, but this is not so easy to prove as we lack measurement tools to ...
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