To Eat or Not to Eat

To Eat or Not to Eat - To Eat or Not to Eat I will be talking about the physiological factors for hunger and satiety as well as looking at some

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To Eat or Not to Eat I will be talking about the physiological factors for hunger and satiety as well as looking at some misconceptions regarding these issues. I think it’s very important that we learn to understand the physiological factors and how the research on hunger and satiety has affected people all over. And with this research has help our doctors and people in general in many ways. Hunger is from having a empty tummy and the feeling of being stuffed is caused by satiety is one of the main beliefs. This just so happens to be one of many common misconceptions of hunger and satiety. A study showed that even people who have had their stomachs removed still experience these feelings (Pinel, 2007). Funny thing about this is the tummy releases chemicals called peptides; these peptides can intact with hormones and neurons in the brain. There is a well-known peptide that is solely responsible for increasing appetites in the hypothalamus (Pinel, 2007). The concept to remember regarding this issue is that it controls energy metabolism and not the person’s actual eating. Meaning it will not tell you when to eat or when your full, just the energy levels a person can get from the food and how fast it burns off. Another misconception is that hunger and satiety can affect or blood levels. I personally thought that it could affect
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Gonzales during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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To Eat or Not to Eat - To Eat or Not to Eat I will be talking about the physiological factors for hunger and satiety as well as looking at some

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