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Psychology Module 33
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the form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides the major source of energy for body tissues. When its level is low, we feel hunger.
hormone secreted by empty stomach; sends "I'm hungry" signals to the brain
hunger-triggering hormone secreted by hypothalamus
hormone secreted by pancreas; controls blood glucose
protein hormone secreted by fat cells; when abundant, causes brain to increase metabolism and decrease hunger
Digestive tract hormone; sends "I'm not hungry" signals to the brain
the point at which an individual's "weight thermostat" is supposedly set. When the body falls below this weight, an increase in hunger and a lowered metabolic rate may act to restore the lost weight.
Basal metabolic rate
the body's resting rate of energy expenditure
Hunger occurs in response to ______________ (low/high) blood glucose and ______________ (low/high) levels of ghrelin.
defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (overweight individuals have a BMI of 25 or higher)
Why can two people of the same height, age, and activity level maintain the same weight, even if one of them eats much less than the other does?
Individuals have very different set points and genetically influenced metabolism levels, causing them to burn calories differently.
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