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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This approach has been used widely in nutritional and metabolic balance studies [see references up to 1995 in Gulson (1996)] and pharmacokinetic investigations of, for example, lead in humans (Rabinowitz et al.
If we burn food quickly, then to keep a metabolic balance we need foods that burn slowly, like heavier proteins and fats.
Disrupting the metabolic balance of the human body can create potential problems.
The first nutritional goal in the management of children with mitochondrial disease is to improve metabolic balance. Hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis and hyperammonemia are examples of metabolic imbalances secondary to mitochondrial disease and will cause further injury (e.g.
[51] have shown that biochemical iron deficiency in elderly long-stay hospital patients is accompanied by low dietary intake and negative metabolic balance. The relatively low fibre intake [52] may contribute to the problem of constipation in these patients.
Sirtuin 1, or SIRT1, is known to play an important role in maintaining metabolic balance in multiple tissues, and studies in various organisms have shown that activating the protein can lead to many health benefits.