Unformatted text preview: nervous system and hormonal signals that are thought to control hunger/satiation centers in the brain. 9. Very few cases of human obesity are linked to defective leptin production. Explain how some patients might develop leptin resistance. What are some possible proteins associated with the development of leptin resistance?Use the concept of negative feedback to explain how leptin resistance might occur. 10. Use the Box:Fat’s Fuzzy role in Disease p79)to describe how abdominal fat,RBP4, and Adiponectin may be linked to the development of insulin resistance and type II diabetes. 11. What is bariatric surgery and how does it work to treat obesity? 12. What is Orlistat and how does it work to treat obesity? 13. What drug blocks the receptor involved in the “munchies”? Is it legal in the US?...
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- Spring '09
- Evolution, leptin resistance, defective leptin production