SPA TB3; Causes of Obesity

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  • SPA; Causes of Obesity
    • Psycho biological
      • Low blood glucose creates an overactivity in subcortical limbic regions (linked to motivation)
      • Linked to similar areas as addiction
        • Rothmund et al (2007) found overactivity in reward areas of brain (putamen) upon presentation of high calorie foods in obese pps
    • Genetic
      • Stunkard et al (1986) BMI of biological parents closely matched that of childs, adoptives did not indicating genetic links
    • Infection
      • Adenovirus, causes infected stem cells to become adipocytes, Atkinson et al (2000) also found AD36 antibodies in obese pps.
        • Not a causal link, but could lead to increased risk
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