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1

What is overweight BMI?

25-29.9

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What BMI is associated with obesity?

greater than 30

3

What waist circumference in men and women is associated with high risk of obesity?

greater than 40/35 inches

4

What is the significance of waist circumference

indirect measure of central adiposity correlated with visceral fat. Excess fat in the abdomen is an independent predictor of risk factors and morbidity.

5

What 3 factors influence intake and expenditure?

enviornmental and social influences, genetic makeup, individual choices

6

Of the 3 components that comprise energy expenditure, what has the greatest impact?

basal metabolic rate (others are physical activity, thermic effect of food)

7

What are afferent signals that increase appetite?

NE, neuropeptide Y, agouti-related peptide, ghrelin

8

What are afferent signals that decrease appetite?

leptin, insulin, a-melanocyte-stimulating hormone)

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Afferent signals that increase appetite and those that decrease appetitie are recieved in the _____

hypothalamus, (lateral)

10

What 5 things make up TEE? (total energy expenditure

1. REE: resting energy expenditure
2. TEF: thermic effect of food
3. ADL: activities of daily living
4. exercise
5. NEAT: non-exercise activity thermogenesis

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_____ integrates diverse signals like appetite and sends efferent signals to regulated energy intake and expenditure

Hypothalamus (lateral)

12

What signals does the hypothalamus secrete that STIMULATE food intake?

NPY, AgRP, hypocretins, orexins

13

T or F AgRP is short lived.

False. one injection can last several days. NPY is short lived

14

How is the appetite stimulating effect of AgRP mediated?

Antagonism of MC3 and MC4. This reverses inhibition of food intake induced by alpha-MSH

15

What hormones released by the hypothalamus to stimulate food intake may also have a role in sleep?

hypocretins and orexins

16

What 2 receptors are part of the ECS? What do they do?

CB1: CNS,GI tract, adipocytes. increase appetite, motivation to eat, fat accumulation, intereferes with feelings of satiety
CB2: no role in appetite regulation

17

What ANOREXIGENIC agents are released by the hypothalamus

CART, serotonin, melanocortins (act on MC4 receptors)

18

What adipocyte-derived signals play a role in regulation of food uptake?

TNFa: insulin resistance
adiponectin: deficient in obese pt
Leptin: absence leads to overfeeding and massive obesity, inhibits NPY actions

19

What pancreatic signals play a role in regulation of food intake

Insulin: deficiency/resistance associated with hyperphagia. Role in satiety and meal termination
PP: Satiety signaling and reduction of food intake

20

What GI signals play a role in food intake

Ghrelin: stimulates GH secretion, increased food intake
PYY: satiety signal
GLP1: gut-derived satiety signal, suppress glucagon secretion
Cholecystokinin: potent satiety signal

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What are incretins?

GLP1 and GIP..... boost postprandial insulin secretion

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______ is the only peripheral signal activated preprandially and may be unique in its role as a rare peripheral signal for hunger and meal initiation.

Ghrelin

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_____ is the most common known monogenic obesity factor.

MC4R

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Describe the pathogenesis involved in MC4R mutations

a-MSH on MC4R causes decreased food intake. Mutation--> hyperphagia.
Clinical manifestations: increased linear growth, increased fat and lean body mass, increased bone mineral density, severe hyperinsulinemia

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What does leptin therapy induce?

weight loss

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