What is specific dynamic action?

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V.B.S.Aishwarya's picture

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Specific dynamic action or Thermic effect of food, or TEF in shorthand, is the amount of energy expenditure above the resting metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage. Simply, it's the energy used in digestion, absorption and distribution of nutrients.

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