Slow Burn

Do you have a slow metabolism?

With this phenotype, an individual’s rate of metabolism is lower than normal. This is also known as abnormal energy expenditure. The slow burn phenotype has been characterized clinically by low muscle mass and abnormal metabolic rate.

Presence of certain gene variants and/or low levels of certain metabolites may be used to predict the slow burn phenotype.

Committing to specific physical activity interventions may prove to be the most effective weight loss strategy for patients presenting with a dominant slow burn obesity phenotype.