How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia?

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia?

Most people probably don’t know a huge amount about human metabolism beyond the fact that it’s a set of chemical reactions by which food is turned into energy, and into building blocks for new cells. What most people care about tends not to be the complex ways in which metabolism ‘allow[s] organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments’ (Wikipedia), but mainly the speed at which all these things happen – or, ‘metabolic rate’: when I Google ‘metabolism’, Wikipedia comes up first, but the second hit is the UK NHS page ‘How can I speed up...

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