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Old Sat, Jul-31-04, 18:58
Samuel Samuel is offline
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I agree we should be happy to find somebody in the medical community who feels this way. However, I still disagree with some of what they said.

In their paper, Dr. Feinman and Dr. Eugene J. Fine explain that thermodynamics is as much about efficiency as it is about energy conservation. Carbohydrate is an efficient fuel, whereas protein is not. On a low carbohydrate/high protein diet, even though total energy is conserved, more energy is wasted as heat, a process known as thermogenesis. This energy comes from burning fat.
This is all correct except that the energy waste is in food which leaves the body before being fully metabolized through breath, sweat, urine and feces. Ketones which leaves the body through urine is an example. Temprature inside our body must be the same no matter which diet we are on.
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