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Unformatted text preview: • Key to the system is way to “measure” energy balance (you need a sensor) • What does the sensor actually measure? o Sensitive to some aspect of energy balance. Like what? Increase or decrease in body fat? A fat-o-meter? • Would have to be able to assess increase or decrease in body fat storage. o Where would it be located? In the fat cells Lets say there is a way for fat cells to communicate. How would they do it? Adipostat • Energy balance indicated by changes in body fat • Fat must be sending a signal to the test of the body about energy stores • Something made in fat cells communicated with some other part of the body o What? Hypothalamus o How does a “signal” get from fat cells to the hypothalamus?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08