Eating disorders : obesity

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1. What did Braet & Crombez find?

  • Food related illnesses were due to bad thought processes
  • 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
  • That obese children ate more than children who weren't obese
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2. How much in the USA in 1998 was spent on treating obesity?

  • $5bn
  • $78.5bn
  • $45m
  • $1m

3. What is obesity?

  • Eating too much so that you are overweight
  • Anyone whose BMI is over 20kg
  • Where excess fat accumulates to such an extent that BMI is 30kg or higher
  • Being fat

4. The evolutionary theory regarding what triggers obesity says that

  • Obesity doesn't exist
  • Some people are naturally bigger than others because throughout evolution they were the longer lasting survivors in a pack
  • Maladaptive instincts that developed at a time where food was scarce means that some modern humans continue to behave that food is scarce, resulting in over eating
  • Obesity is innate and comes from an era where everyone was obese

5. The highest obesity rates are where and how much?

  • South Pacific Islanders of Nauru with 80% obesity rate
  • The USA
  • Great Britain with 65% obesity rate
  • Europe with the most obesity rate in the world


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