FatHumanityfriend - 6 Name three diseases that you are at...

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Fat: Humanity’s Best Friend 1. Genetics are important for determining hunger and metabolism of an individual. About how many genes do we have? About how many of these are thought to be important in metabolism? 2. Are we locked into our weight by our genes, or what can we do to counter our genetics program? 3. Why is fat considered an organ? What type of messenger molecules does fat release into the blood? 4. Why have we evolved to eat and gain weight? Why might this evolutionary adaptation now be a disadvantage? 5. Increase in the number of fat cells result in an increase of inflammatory cells and growth factors called cytokines T/F
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Name three diseases that you are at high-risk for if greatly overweight. 7. What disease of the brain is accelerated by excessive cholesterol levels? 8. How does the Hoffman-Roche weight-loss product work? 9. Weight-loss programs and drugs are largely unsuccessful because the body appears to have a “set-point”. Variations such as loss of weight trigger compensatory reactions to counteract the loss. Name three things our body will do to conserve fat. 10. What might be the advantage of growing fat in the laboratory using fat stem (progenitor) cells/...
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2010 for the course BIOLOGY bild 2 taught by Professor Schroeder during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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