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thermic effect of food

Increased energy expenditure and heat release because of the stimulating effect that the nutrients of food have on metabolism in general.
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  • diet-induced thermogenesis
  • specific dynamic action
  • thermogenic effect of food
  • specific dynamic effect of food
  • heat increment
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