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Calories

Not all are created equal

August 6, 2011
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer (gvalenti@timesleaderonline.com) , Times Leader

Calories are not evil. They have no ulterior motives and are not out to get anyone. A calorie, named for the Latin calor meaning "heat," is a unit of heat energy discovered by Nicolas Clement in 1824. One dietary calorie (because there are different types) is the energy needed to raise the heat of one kilogram of water by one degree centigrade. In more scientific circles, the common food calorie is referred to as a "kilocalorie" and represented by a capital letter "C."

 
 
 

 

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