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Module 35 20:47 Glucose - the form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides the major source of energy for body tissues. When its level is low, we feel hunger Set point - the point at which an individuals “weight thermostat” is supposedly set. When the body falls below this weight, an increase in hunger and a lowered metabolic rate may act to restore the lost weight Basal metabolic rate - the body’s resting rate of energy expenditure Anorexia nervosa - an eating disorder in which a normal-weight person (usually adolescent female) diets and becomes significantly (15% or more) underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continues to starve Bulimia nervosa - an eating disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually of high-calorie foods, followed by vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise Objective 35-1 When your food consumption is restricted, the psychological effects become especially dramatic Become obsessed with food Lost interest in sex and social activities To test to see what precisely triggers hunger…A.L. Washburn intentionally swallowed a balloon When inflated in his stomach, the balloon transmitted his stomach contractions to a recording device He pressed a key each time he felt hungry o The discovery: Washburn was indeed having stomach contractions whenever he
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