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The meat sweats is an interesting phenomenon that has risen in prominence in recent years. The term describes excessive perspiration following the consumption of large amounts of meat. Currently, there is no known medical condition or definition that would apply to the meat sweats. Additionally, many people believe the condition to be a joke, though there is proof of its existence and several possible scientific reasons.

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1. Digestion and Heat

Researchers studying the meat sweats believe the condition is the result of multiple digestive systems activating consecutively. Eating is a complex process that uses many organs. The entire process requires energy, and the body pulls that energy from the food it is digesting. While using energy during this process, the body creates heat. This heat production is specific dynamic action or dietary induced thermogenesis. Certain foods may create enough heat to affect the body’s core temperature.

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