Metabolism (from Greek: μεταβολή metabolē, "change") is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. These enzyme-catalyzed reactions allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The word metabolism can also refer to all chemical reactions that occur in living organisms, including digestion and the transport of substances into and between different cells, in which case the set of reactions within the cells is called intermediary metabolism or intermediate metabolism.Metabolism is usually divided into two categories.
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  • Study Claims Coffee Habits are Genetic

    … the variation. The findings suggest the PDSS2 gene plays a role in caffeine metabolism by reducing the ability of cells to break down caffeine, which causes it to stay in the body for longer. This means a person with PDSS2 would not need to consume as much coffee to get the same caffeine buzz. As such, people with the gene variant do not need as much…

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