Eating disorders : obesity

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1. What did Braet & Crombez find?

  • Bad health from obesity was linked to the hypothalamus
  • Obese children were more sensitive to food words - hypersensitivity shows initiation and maintenance of maladaptive thought processes can trigger bad eating behaviour
  • Food related illnesses were due to bad thought processes
  • That obese children ate more than children who weren't obese
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2. (Behavioural theory)Where did Jackson believe the roots of obesity to be?

  • Childhood, with children encouraged to believe that clearing their plate was the right thing to do making them a good child
  • No where and it comes with age and decrease if metabolism
  • Adulthood, where eating more was more socially acceptable than eating less
  • Sadness, where eating more made one feel better

3. How is the cognitive theory used to explain obesity?

  • Elevated focus for food-related stimuli which can trigger strong emotional responses that lead to effects in eating
  • It is innate in some people's brain to eat more than others
  • Some people can't help being obese, it comes naturally
  • It doesn't

4. What health risks are linked to obesity?

  • Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, increase in blood pressure
  • Cancer, diabetes, kidney stones
  • Kidney stones, reubella, diabetes, cancer
  • Liver disease, polio, chicken pox

5. As weight is lost, body fat us reduced and this decreases levels of leptin, this interacts with the NPY neurone and the appetite is...

  • Stopped
  • Beginning
  • Increased
  • Decreased

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