Understanding the metabolism – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers know that our bodies have a temperature range where we’re most comfortable. Dr. Kong Chen an investigator at the NIH says at about 23 Celsius or 73 Fahrenheit, our metabolic rate, or the amount of calories we burn, is at its lowest.
Chen: Whereas below that range, we have a higher metabolic rate needed to balance out the heat loss, and above that zone, also our metabolic rates are also higher because to compensate for the sweating and everything else
Narrator: He adds, this may have implications to how we control our body weight. For more information on metabolic research, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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