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View in Spanish: Tipo metabólico

Metabolic type (MEH-tuh-BAH-lik tipe)
In alternative medicine, a theory that people fall into one of three groups (protein, carbohydrate, or mixed type) based on the main type of food that their bodies need to stay healthy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.