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Unformatted text preview: Robert E Goode (0451848) Thomas Edison State College Spring Semester 2011 Writing Assignment 5 BIO-208-OL010 919-672-7848, [email protected] Questions : 1. Discuss ways in which the body's metabolism adapts to conditions of fasting/starvation. How do these adaptations affect the rate of weight loss when dieting? 2. List the major components that contribute to the body's daily expenditure of energy. Compare the relative contributions of a sedentary person with a marathon runner of the same body weight. The body is the perfect system because regardless of external affects, the body vigorously tries to maintain homeostasis. In early times the mechanism of homeostasis was vital especially to nomadic cultures as their meals at times came sporadically. The mechanism of homeostasis allowed the nomads to burn body fat for energy while they searched for food. In this paper we will examine how the body' metabolism adapts to conditions of fasting and starvation and how these adaptations affect the rate of...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course BIO 208 taught by Professor Steve during the Spring '11 term at Thomas Edison State.
- Spring '11