metabolic rates in different mammals

In five minutes a human will burn around 350 joules (J) of energy per kilogram of body mass. A kilogram of mice will burn 3,000 J in the same time, and a 4,000- kg African elephant will burn just 200 J per kilogram. On a gram-for-gram basis, large animals burn less energy and require less…

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Metabolic paths relevant to nutrition

A good knowledge of metabolism is essential fot a career in Nutrition. This article in Nature is a wonderful essay in metabolic controls.Metabolic pathways Reinhart Heinrich Nature 2006 447, p700Pioneer in systems biology.In biology, mathematical systems analysis was until recently nearly invisible in the dazzling light of twentieth-century discoveries. But it has emerged from the…

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