I am wondering if each cell in human body starts consuming ten percent more energy, how much food one has to consume compared to normal intake?

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    $\begingroup$ The answer is relatively simple: About 10% more (assuming that there is not much loss in the uptake and conversion). $\endgroup$ – Chris Apr 21 '15 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ Does efficiency of digestive system play a part? If it is 10% efficient, then consumption should be doubled. $\endgroup$ – Dilawar Apr 21 '15 at 7:51
  • $\begingroup$ Compared to IV injection, consumption via the digestive tract gets about 80% of administered drug. So it may be that you would need to multiply that by 1.2 so you get 12% more food intake. But this question really is not physiologically going to ever happen like you phrase it. $\endgroup$ – The Nightman Apr 21 '15 at 17:09

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