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What is the difference between metabolism catabolism and anabolism?

Fast facts on metabolism: Catabolism is the breaking down of compounds to release energy. Anabolism is the building of compounds, which uses energy. People’s body weight is a result of catabolism minus anabolism.

Is catabolism a type of metabolism?

Catabolism (/kəˈtæbəlɪsm/) is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units that are either oxidized to release energy or used in other anabolic reactions. … (Catabolism is seen as destructive metabolism and anabolism as constructive metabolism).

What factors affect metabolism?

Your metabolic rate is influenced by many factors – including age, gender, muscle-to-fat ratio, amount of physical activity and hormone function.

What is the function of metabolism?

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

What is the best drink to speed up metabolism?

Drinking green tea or oolong tea offers the combined benefits of caffeine and catechins, substances shown to rev up the metabolism for a couple of hours. Research suggests that drinking 2 to 4 cups of either tea may push the body to burn 17% more calories during moderately intense exercise for a short time.