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Which of the following statements is not true about metabolism?

A. Younger people generally have a slower metabolism than adults

B. Basal metabolism is the amount of energy needed for sustaining life

C. Basal metabolism is measured by the amount of calories burned when your body is inactive

D. Metabolism is influenced by numerous factors, such as heredity and age

Answer: Option A

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are the conversion of food/fuel to energy to run cellular processes, the conversion of food/fuel to building blocks for proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and some carbohydrates, and the elimination of nitrogenous wastes.
Younger people have faster metabolism than adults. Hence, the given statement 'Younger people generally have a slower metabolism than adults' is false.

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