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When doctors prescribe you pills to speed up metabolism what does that do?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Metabolism: the sum: Of the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism and that provide energy for vital processes and for synthesizing new organic material. Body metabolism burns calories to fuel its functions and speeding up metabolism is a method to burn fat and lose weight.
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