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Metabolism Specialists in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe who have Metabolism specialists.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Metabolism is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.


Metabolism is available at Hygeia Hospital

British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.


Metabolism is available at British Hospital Lisbon XXI

Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.


Metabolism is available at Hospitales San Roque

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Metabolism is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Metabolism is available at HM Hospitales

SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

SARAFIANOS is an ISO 9001 certified private clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece. Known for its long tradition of high quality health services since 1957, high sense of professionalism, respect for the patient, quality, thoroughness and consistency in the services provided


Metabolism is available at SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Metabolism is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Metabolism is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.


Metabolism is available at Klinikum Stuttgart

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About Metabolism

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is metabolism?

These are all the chemical process that continuously takes place inside the body to keep your organs functioning. This includes breathing, digesting food and repairing cells.

Energy is necessary for these chemical processes to take place. The minimum amount of energy our body requires to carry out these chemical processes is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR).

Purposes of metabolism
  • Metabolism has three main purposes which include:
  • Conversion of food/fuel to energy to run cellular processes
  • Conversion of food/fuel to building blocks for proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and some carbohydrates
  • Elimination of nitrogenous wastes

Types of metabolism
  • Catabolism: This is the breaking down of organic matter through processes such as cellular respiration. Catabolism releases energy.
  • Anabolism: This is the building up of cell components such as nucleic acids and proteins. Anabolism consumes energy.

Nutrition, metabolism, and energy

The pathways of metabolism depend on nutrients that break down in order to produce energy. This energy is needed by the body in order to synthesize new proteins and nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA.

Food provides a number of essential substances for the building, maintenance and repair of body tissues and also for efficient body functioning. Essential nutrients in the diet include carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorous, nitrogen, sulfur and about 20 other inorganic elements. In addition, minerals, vitamins, and water are necessary.

Carbohydrates in metabolism

Carbohydrates are supplied by foods in three forms; starch, sugar, and cellulose. Sugars and starches from the major sources of energy for humans. Fibers (cellulose) contribute to bulk in the diet.

Carbohydrates and sugars yield glucose by digestion or metabolism. Glucose is used b the body’s tissues for all activities.

The overall reaction for the combustion of glucose is written as:

  • C6H12O6 + 6 O2 -----> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + energy
  • Carbohydrates come from foods such as rice, bread, wheat, pasta, potatoes and macaroni.

Proteins in metabolism

Proteins are the main tissue/body builders in the body. They help in functions, cell structure, and enzymes to carry out vital reactions and hemoglobin formation to carry oxygen. Proteins also supply nitrogen for DNA and RNA production.

Proteins are necessary for nutrition because they contain amino acids. However, the body is unable to synthesize 8 amino acids called the essential amino acids. The essential amino acids include lysine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, valine and threonine.

Fat in metabolism

Fats are concentrated sources of energy and they produce twice as much energy as either carbohydrates or protein on a weight basis. Essential fatty acids include unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic, arachidonic and linilinic acids. These need to be taken in the diet. Fats serve several functions which include:

  • The help to form the cellular structure
  • They form a protective cushion around vital organs
  • They help absorb fat soluble vitamins
  • They provide reserve storage of energy

Minerals and vitamins in metabolism

Minerals in foods do not directly contribute to the body’s energy needs. However, they play an important role in metabolic pathways in the body and as body regulators.

Important minerals include:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Chloride ions
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Fluorine
  • Iodine
  • Vitamins are essential organic compounds which cannot be synthesized by the human body. They must, therefore, be present in the diet. Important vitamins include:
  • Vitamin A
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • Niacin or nicotinic acid
  • Pantothenic Acid

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