Understanding the metabolism – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers trying to understand how our bodies work are investigating how we use calories. Dr. Kong Chen at the NIH says how many calories we burn in a day depends in part on what we’re doing.
Chen: So for example athletes being measured for Tour de France for example, they can burn up to 10,000 calories per day while they’re riding, but on a rest day they use very little amount of energy.
Narrator: The process of burning calories, or metabolism, can also vary from person to person, but not by much. For details on the metabolism and 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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