Food is required as a fuel for the maintenance of energy-requiring processes that sustain life. Energy is needed to preserve the physicochemical environment of the body (homeostasis) and to sustain the organism’s activities. Although there are large inter-individual differences in energy requirements, much of the variance can be ascribed to fat-free mass, age, sex, and amount of physical activity. Genetic factors also appear to play an important role (see Chapters 1 and 4) .
|Titolo:||Nutrients and whole-body energy metabolism: the impact of physical exercise|
BENEDINI, STEFANO (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/978-88-470-2418-2_5|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|