Fat as an Endocrine Organ

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1. Which of these statements is false?

  • Bone marrow adipose tissue increases in the presence of anorexia or calorie restriction
  • Brown adipose tissue is for energy storage and leptin production
  • Visceral fat contains perirenal depots
  • The ventromedial nucleus increases thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue
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2. Which of these is not an action of leptin?

  • Stimulates dorsomedial and ventromedial nuclei
  • Increased energy expenditure
  • Increased cytokine production
  • Acts on OARB receptors in the brain

3. Alpha-MSH is NOT

  • A steroid hormone
  • Produced from POMC cleavage
  • An MC4 agonist
  • Involved in sexual activity

4. Which of these nuclei is the satiety centre?

  • Arcuate nucleus
  • Ventromedial nucleus
  • Paraventricular nucleus
  • Dorsomedial nucleus

5. Which of these statements is true?

  • NPY increases when AgRP decreases
  • NPY reduces thermogenesis
  • NPY is released from the ventromedial nucleus
  • NPY reduces intake of high energy foods


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