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This question sort of comes to mind when hearing how effecientefficient an internal combustion engine is turning chemical engeryenergy in mechanical energy (something like 20-40%) with lots of excess heat. As an analog, how effecientefficient is (or potentially) the human body at turning food into energy? Please bare with me, I realise there LOTS of different variables (how much the person weighs vs mass, metabolism, diet, etc). But I would imagine that there shouldn't be much margin of error given that most people maintain the same constant temperature (98 F +/- 1 degree).

This question sort of comes to mind when hearing how effecient an internal combustion engine is turning chemical engery in mechanical energy (something like 20-40%) with lots of excess heat. As an analog, how effecient is (or potentially) the human body at turning food into energy? Please bare with me, I realise there LOTS of different variables (how much the person weighs vs mass, metabolism, diet, etc). But I would imagine that there shouldn't be much margin of error given that most people maintain the same constant temperature (98 F +/- 1 degree).

This question sort of comes to mind when hearing how efficient an internal combustion engine is turning chemical energy in mechanical energy (something like 20-40%) with lots of excess heat. As an analog, how efficient is (or potentially) the human body at turning food into energy? Please bare with me, I realise there LOTS of different variables (how much the person weighs vs mass, metabolism, diet, etc). But I would imagine that there shouldn't be much margin of error given that most people maintain the same constant temperature (98 F +/- 1 degree).

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How effecientefficient is the human body?

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How effecient is the human body?

This question sort of comes to mind when hearing how effecient an internal combustion engine is turning chemical engery in mechanical energy (something like 20-40%) with lots of excess heat. As an analog, how effecient is (or potentially) the human body at turning food into energy? Please bare with me, I realise there LOTS of different variables (how much the person weighs vs mass, metabolism, diet, etc). But I would imagine that there shouldn't be much margin of error given that most people maintain the same constant temperature (98 F +/- 1 degree).