tef

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tef

(tɛf) or

teff

n
(Plants) an annual grass, Eragrostis abyssinica, of NE Africa, grown for its grain
[C18: from Amharic tēf]
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2], thus allowing calculation of an individual's thermic effect of food (TEF).
Binns said that previous studies involving high- and low-protein diets have typically examined the athletic populations and morbidly obese individuals, but she wanted to see what the thermic effect of food was like for a normal individual, who didn't have any metabolic disorders or medications that would affect their metabolism.
Basal metabolic rate (BMR), physical activity thermogenesis, and thermic effect of food comprise total daily EE.