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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 21 Part II V. Development of Adipose Cells in Rats- person with hyperplastic can't be treated once cells have formed but is there a way to stop adipose cells from being formed?- Development of adipose cells in rats - # cells of an adult rat not determined at birth or pre-birth- rather, very rapid incline in about 4 weeks - hypothesis: restrict energy intake since growing cells need energy?- By restricting energy intake during period of time at which there is a rapid increase in adipose cells : can retard growth of these cells- cause the adult rat has fewer of theses cells: their level of fat becomes limited- next questions: mechanisms involved in decreasing intake? Can we do it in humans?- Around 2 years : burst in adipose cell development; and another following puberty- Weight reduction during childhood does not work amount of restriction used in animals was practically starving it; can't do that in a child VI. Evidence: Environmental Determinants of Eating- decreasing occasion to eat: not compensated for snacks (no snack no change in energy...
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