- Q What factors determine the level of diet-induced thermogenesis in people?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineIn lean individuals, a meal may stimulate up to a 40 percent increase in heat production. In contrast, the very same meal consumed by an overweight or obese individual will likely produce only a 10 percent or less increase in heat production. In the... Full Answer
- Q How do our body temperature variations affect us?
Dr. Kelly Traver, Internal MedicineBody temperature variations affect certain chemicals released in the brain stem that promote a sleepy state. The chemical adenosine makes you feel sleepy. Caffeine blocks adenosine receptors so your brain does not perceive as much adenosine, which is why... Full Answer