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A cathartic is a

strong laxative

A graph of the relationship between mortality (left axis) and body mass index is shaped like a(n)


A high risk of weight-related health problems is seen in women whose waist circumference begins to exceed

35 inches

A person is at high risk for signs of illness and diminished work capacity when the BMI first drops below


A person who eats in response to arousal is most likely experiencing

stress eating

A person who exhibits a physiological needs to eat is most likely experiencing the sensation of


About how long does it take for a meal to be completely eliminated from the stomach?

4 hours

After consuming a very large meal, the desire to eat a slice of chocolate cake is an example of behavior known as


All of the following are an association between type 2 diabetes and body fat except

overweight people with the disease who lose weight show no improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin resistance

All of the following are characteristics of anorexia nervosa except in those who recover

energy intakes return to normal

All of the following are characteristics of neuropeptide Y except

it reduces fat storage

12. All of the following are characteristics related to the fat content in food except

eating high-fat foods typically leads to underconsumption of kcalories

13. All of the following are common behaviors of people afflicted with muscle dystrophy except

use of cathartics and emetics

All of the following are features of the health risks associated with excessive body fat expect

the risks are higher in black women thank in white women

All of the following are features of using weight measures of the assessment of disease risk except

they reveal the location of excess body fat

All of the following are typical characteristics of amenorrhea except

muscle dysmorphia

Among people with anorexia nervosa, approximately what percentage are males?


Among the following groups, which has the highest metabolic rate?

Younger individuals

An emotional insecure person might overeat for all of the following reasons except

to satisfy energy needs only

An index of a persons weight in relation to height is called

body mass index

Approximately what fraction of people treated for anorexia nervosa show reasonable maintenance of their weight gain?


Approximately what percentage of weight is loss during starvation is lean body mass?


Ben is worried that his family history of heart disease and his BMI of 28 are putting him at a very high risk for developing a cardiovascular disease. What would a clinician advise Ben to help lower his risk?

Lose weight as it can lower both blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

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