Next Slideshow Title
IMAGES PROVIDED BY:
(1) Leland Bobbe / Stone / Getty Images
(2) Radius Images / Photolibrary
(3) Eric Audras / Photoalto / Photolibrary
(4) Bruce Laurance / Photographer’s Choice / Getty Images
(7) Pontus Edenberg / iStockphoto
(8) Rich Legg / iStockphoto
(9) Borut Trdina / iStockphoto
(10) Daniel Oertelt / iStockphoto
Acheson, K. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 1980.
Arria, A. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 25, 2011.
Glade, M. Nutrition, October 2010.
Halton, T. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, October 2004.
McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois: "Breaking Down Your Metabolism."
Medscape: "Increasing Basal Metabolic Rate Through Exercise."
National Council on Strength & Fitness: "A Pound of Muscle Burns 30-50 Kcal/Day, Really…"
The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition and Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Pediatrics, published online May 29, 2011.
Rutherford, J. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, August 2010.
The Hormone Foundation: "The Hormone Foundation’s Patient Guide on Metabolic Risk: Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes."
University of North Texas: "Energy Drinks: Helpful or Harmful?"
Venables, M. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2008.
Westerterp-Plantenga, M. Physiology & Behavior, Aug. 30, 2006.
Woodland, K. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, supplement, 1996.
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on September 12, 2019
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
View our slideshows to learn more about your health.