Lecture 19- Set Points

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Lecture 19: Set Points 24/05/2010 10:47:00 Search for the Physiological Stimulus of Eating  LH – Feeding Center VMH – Satiety Center Gordon Kennedy developed the idea that there is no feeding center, but that  there is a Set Point that regulates body fat.  Kennedy’s Contribution No feeding or satiety centers in brain Body weight (fat) is regulated Eating behavior is controlled by physiological mechanisms involved in the  regulation of body weight. Critical Component of Set-Point Theory   Genetic memory   Interpreted by the brain   Read by the Hypothalamus  Release of certain chemical from adipose cells tells brain that its time to eat  (Controls Hunger)  Leptin First believed to be the chemical from the adipose cell Evidence Supporting Leptin Leptin produced by adipose cells (Zhang et al, 2004)
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  • '05
  • Leptin, leptin receptors, leptin concentrations, Serum leptin concentrations, Leptin blood levels, Nucleus Leptin receptors

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