Definition of "thermogenesis" [thermogenesis]

  • (noun) Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.

Use "thermogenesis" in a sentence

  • "When you eat spicy foods, it leads to a process called "thermogenesis" - in other words, heat generation."
  • "Typically, fat that isn’t burned to produce body heat is stored on our hips, thighs, stomach, and so on the body-heat process is called thermogenesis."
  • "Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, a professor of human biology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, estimates that boosting the body's heat-generating ability, a process known as thermogenesis, could help people burn as much as 5% to 10% additional calories."

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