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Is your metabolism faster when sick?

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Sickness, fever and infections increase your metabolism by about seven percent for each degree the body temperature rises above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Any comments?

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  1. Drema says:

    When you have a fever, your metabolism is running faster than it normally Does this mean you should eat donuts and ice cream sundaes when you're sick?

  2. Neely says:

    Thats a lot of questions so ill do my bestMetabolism is your body ability to burn and use calories for energy, what you want is to boost you immune system when you are sick. Your metabolism does increase by its self when you are sick, like in infection. So for your question if it helps you recover faster – yes to a certain degree and it defiantly does not hurt

  3. Roxana says:

    Does metabolism have to do with age? is it true that the your metabolism is? I am 26 years old younger you are the faster and some co-workers told me today that it is very har

  4. Lilliana says:

    The most important, and obvious way to build a faster metabolism, is by exercising . Exercise of any kind wakes your body up in more ways than one. Increased exercise will help you to burn fat while you are exercising, but it will also incr… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_5091730_faster-metabolism.html

  5. Lindsy says:

    How to make your Metabolism Faster. Here are some quick and simple ways to make your metabolism faster, giving you more energy and fat burning potential. More:http://www.ehow.com/how_5139469_make-metabolism-faster.html

  6. Violeta says:

    Eat more slowly; it takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to realize that your stomach is full. When you eat too fast, you could be full and not even know it! So make a more conscious effort to eat slowly. Here is a great way to mak… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_4528478_increase-metabolism-lose-weight-faster.html

  7. Albertha says:

    Sep 5, 2009 When you’re sick, your metabolism is working much faster to get you better. This causes you to usually be more hungry which results in weight

  8. Masako says:

    Losing weight too fast after giving birth can impact your ability to breastfeed If you don't have any muscle, your metabolism isn't going to work as hard, which Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5171849_side-effects-losing-weight-fast.html

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