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pertaining to or of the nature of metabolism.
metabolic disease a disease caused by some defect in the chemical reactions of the cells of the body.
metabolic syndrome a combination including at least three of the following: abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low level of high-density lipoproteins, hypertension, and high fasting plasma glucose level. It is associated with an increased risk for development of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
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Relating to metabolism.
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Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.

met′a·bol′i·cal·ly adv.
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adjective Referring to metabolism, see there.
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Relating to metabolism.
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Refers to the chemical processes of an organ or organism.
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Patient discussion about metabolic

Q. How is it possible to have permanent weight loss if dieting slows down metabolism? well, i know that eating less will have the body adjust to the new calorie intake and thus, no further weight loss. So how is it possible to have permanent weight loss if eating less doesn't work? Please give tips and suggestions, people who have successfully lost weight. thanks so much!

A. That is why you need to cycle every few weeks. Change things up and shock your body because it does plateau. But if you challenge yourself every so often you will see results continuously.

Q. How could one boost metabolism by diet? I am aware for long that metabolism is the cause for poor health and fitness.So how could one boost metabolism by diet?

A. Metabolism, if it is not erroneous genetically; then it can be controlled or increased by any diet. What matters is the timing and regularity you feed yourself which uses your hormones and enzymes in your body to do the task they are for. This timing and regularity depends on eating in same time regularly and working and sleeping too. To excite some hormones even if they had switched off their action in body, can be excited by exercise and feeding with small diets in regular short time intervals. To make all this happen, reduce on junk foods, please.

Q. How does coffee affect a diet? does it have an affect on metabolism? on losing weight?

A. Well, coffee can increase and to accelerate the beginning of burning fat during exercise (usually only after 20-30 minutes of exercise), but the overall effect is not that substantial. YOu should remember that it makes your kidney to produce more urine, so you should drink more.

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He was part of a team that carried out a major study of 3.5 million people, led by the University of Birmingham and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology last year, which found "metabolically healthy obese" people were considerably more at risk than non-obese people of developing potentially fatal conditions.
Dannenberg says that he and his colleagues have preliminary evidence that the risk of heart disease is also higher in metabolically obese postmenopausal women.
But as specialists have pointed out, there is currently no clear definition of metabolically healthy obesity, so different studies investigating the specifics of this condition may each describe it differently.
In previous analyses, we created four categories combining metabolic status and BMI categories: MHO (BMI > 30 kg/[m.sup.2] with metabolic health), metabolically unhealthy obese (BMI > 30 kg/[m.sup.2] and >2 of the metabolic criteria), metabolically healthy nonobese (BMI < 30 kg/[m.sup.2] with metabolic health), and metabolically unhealthy nonobese (BMI < 30 kg/[m.sup.2] and >2 of the metabolic criteria) [17].
Individuals who were overweight but metabolically healthy had a 30% increased risk of ischemic heart disease, 11% increased risk of heart failure, and the same risk of cerebrovascular disease as normal-weight, healthy individuals.
"In our study, we had unprecedented statistical power to examine body size phenotypes by the number of metabolic abnormalities, potentially reflecting several definitions of the 'metabolically healthy' phenotype in relation to a range of CVD events," lead author and epidemiologist&nbsp;Dr Rishi Caleyachetty&nbsp;said.&nbsp;
Some people are 'TOFI' (thin on the outside, fat on the inside), while some are MHO (metabolically healthy obese).
Participants were separated by subgroups of metabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals, defined as having none of four National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) metabolic syndrome components after excluding waist circumference.
Unique determinants that differentiate MHO and metabolically abnormal obesity (MAO) are largely unknown.
The microbes, which the scientists plucked from clouds above the Auvergne region of France, were known to be metabolically active in clouds, but their diets were a mystery.
Scientists and engineers in biochemistry, biotechnology, and related fields survey developments and prospects for producing biofuel molecules such as hydrogen, methane, ethanol, butanol, higher chain alcohols, isoprenoids, and fatty acid derivatives by metabolically engineered microbes such as bacteria, yeast, and microalgae.
They are defined as metabolically obese normal weight individuals (MONW).