Is there such a thing as a slow metabolism?

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Is there such a thing as a slow metabolism?
« on: 29/03/2016 12:50:01 »
Anonymous asked the Naked Scientists:
   Is there such a thing as a slow metabolism?
What do you think?
« Last Edit: 29/03/2016 12:50:01 by _system »

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Re: Is there such a thing as a slow metabolism?
« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2016 23:03:06 »
Yes:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abnormal_basal_metabolic_rate

Aside from pathological factors, your basal metabolic rate [BMR] reflects your level of fitness, your age and sex.

example: Sedentary and/or overweight individuals will have a slower BMR than that of a runner. Likewise, the BMR for a child would be faster when compared to the BMR of a senior citizen.