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10 Mar 2003

help me understand metabolism. does it mean that people who are very thin have a fast metabolism and people who are a bit over weight have a slow metabolism.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Shy Girl
Metabolism is a complicated phenomenon which is influenced by many factors, e.g. gender (men generally have a more rapid metabolic rate than women); age (younger people have a faster metabolism than older ones); body build (thin ectomorphs have a faster metabolism than plump endomorphs); hormone imbalances (an underactive thyroid can slow down metabolism); exercise will stimulate metabolism. People who are thin either have a faster metabolism or they eat very little.
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