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to subject to or be transformed by metabolism.
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To undergo the chemical changes of metabolism.
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v. metabo·lized, metabo·lizing, metabo·lizes
To subject (a substance) to metabolism: a drug that cats and dogs metabolize differently.
1. To perform metabolism: observed that the cells had stopped metabolizing.
2. To undergo change by metabolism: a compound that metabolizes in the liver.

me·tab′o·liz′a·ble adj.
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To undergo the chemical changes of metabolism.
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Patient discussion about metabolize

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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b= fermentation of the insoluble but degradable fraction, c= gas production rate constant, GV = gas volume Table 4: Metabolisable energy (ME) (MJ/kg DM), Short chain fatty acid (SCFA) (urn) and organic matter digestibility (OMD) (%) PARAMETERS CONTROL POC PPC SEM ME 6.63 (c) 8.59 (a) 8.13 (b) 0.07 SCFA 0.665 (b) 0.9517 (a) 0.8959 (a) 0.01 OMD 48.32 (b) 60.75 (a) 58.15 (a) 0.48 Means on the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05) POC = Pleurotus ostreatus degraded maize cob, PPC = Pleurotus pulmonarius degraded maize cob, SEM = standard error of the mean.
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A second sample was dried at 60oC for 48 h prior to grinding through first a 5 mm and then a 1 mm screen, and a 150 g sub-sample of this material was then dried at 80EC for 24h to determine neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF), crude protein (CP), DM digestibility (DMD), digestible organic matter (OM) on a DM basis (DOMD), water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) and metabolisable energy (ME) by near Infrared infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) using a Bruker multi-purpose analyser (MPA, Bruker Optik GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany) and OPUS software (version 5.1) with calibrations developed by the New South Wales' Department of Primary Industries' Feed Quality Service (FQS).
The metabolisable energy content was determined by calculation from fat, carbohydrate and protein contents using conversion factors, 4kcal/g for protein, 9 kcal/g for fat and 4 kcal/g for carbohydrates.