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Chemical process that happens in living organisms Cells are nourished and carry out their activities. Metabolism is a process of changing food into forms the body can use as energy. Metabolism consists of two parts: anabolism and catabolism. In metabolism substances are broken down to have energy for important processes.
Benefit: The three main purposes of metabolism is the conversion of food to energy, the conversion of food for proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, and elimination of waste.
Fact: The word metabolism can also refer to the sum of all chemical reactions that occur in living organisms

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