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  1. #1 Why do endomorphs have such a low metabolism rate? 
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    It doesn't make sense, how can ectomorphs have less muscle, and can metabolize fuel faster than endomorphs who have more muscle, and a bigger build.

    So far all my research with google only states that ectom has far higher metabolism than endom, but not the reason why.

    Also, why do endomorphs have a low metabolism rate?


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    Do you mean ectothems and endothems?

    Ectotherms derive their body heat from their surroundings, whereas endotherms derive their body heat from internal sources. The internal sources are regulated by the bodies homeostatic functions and thus take a much higher metabolic rate to maintain. Ectotherms need much less metabolic energy and will regulate by moving into and out of heat sources.

    Also it sounds like you have the two terms mixed


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    Paleoichneum, I think Ramen Noodles is referring to this stuff.

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    Yes, i was talking about that, sorry if i didn't make it explicitly clear! haha

    And also, how do i get real statistics?
    How do i get the reliable statistics for: "Ratio of the lifespan between Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, and Endomorphs, respectively"?

    p.s. i cant find a like on the wiki page about the "lifespan ratio" stuff.
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    The reason why you are not finding anything is that it was unsupported woo, posited by 1950's era psychologist and is NOT based at all on Biology of the human body.
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    Wow, I wasn't expecting that...
    I've never thought it was a woo or a myth.
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    May I ask why you think it is a viable biological phenomena?
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