Eating disorders : obesity

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1. DiMeglio & Mates investigated the effects if liquid versus solid carbohydrate effects on food intake and body weight. What do you think happened?

  • They lost weight because the drink made them feel bloated rather than full
  • They gained weight significantly in liquid period because the body does not register it has eaten and eats more
  • They gained weight because there was a lot of sugar and salt in the drinks compared to the carbohydrates
  • They lost weight because the liquids did not have as much nutrients that the body needed
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2. What did Braet & Crombez find?

  • 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
  • Food related illnesses were due to bad thought processes
  • Bad health from obesity was linked to the hypothalamus

3. (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
  • Adulthood, where eating more was more socially acceptable than eating less
  • Sadness, where eating more made one feel better
  • No where and it comes with age and decrease if metabolism

4. What health risks are linked to obesity?

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

5. Where is leptin produced?

  • Intestines
  • Hypothalamus
  • Stomach
  • Brain


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