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Mean calorie

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noun, plural: mean calories

The unit of heat equivalent to the 1/100 of the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of air-free water from 0 to 100 degrees centigrade at standard atmospheric pressure.


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See also: kilocalorie, calorie


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Re: Food to ATP energy?

It seems that you may have a misunderstanding between the meaning of calorie and Calorie (with a capital "C"). a lowercase "C" indicates a true calorie, and an upper case "C" represents a kilocalorie. We use the upper case "C" ...

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by tmbirkhead
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:11 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Food to ATP energy?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Gluconeogenesis

... glycolysis. Gluconeogenesis from alanine is realtively difficult as the 'N' must be removed as urea. In gluconeogeneis there is no "net" calorie production but a survival meachanism for brain and muscles. In alanine, additional energy should be spent over deaminase, urea synthesis and ...

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by balamurugan3
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Gluconeogenesis
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Views: 6817

Re: how to become healthy?

... normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.

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by Alessandro8100
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:04 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to become healthy?
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Views: 4308

Re: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?

Yes, food mass cannot be directly converted to how much body mass it gives. You can take the same amount of calorie from different types of foods and see varied result.

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by jasonroy
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?
Replies: 13
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Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?

I've never seen the 3500 calorie number but I would guess that it's from some diet book or diet guru. That number does seem low for gaining one pound but like others said it all depends on what the actual food was. There are a lot of ...

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by ReginaM
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?
Replies: 13
Views: 28654
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