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Which of the following is likely to contribute to a person being obese?

a. decreased portions of food
b. expending more energy than normal-weight people
c. damage to the set point
d. damage to the arcuate nucleus in the hypothalamus?

i know that if you damage the hypothalamus you can undereat or overeat, but i am confused with answer C. also... I chose D. is this right? What do you think?

  • Obesity -

    well I know for sure it isn't A or B ..I think it is D

  • Obesity -

    a and b have the opposite effect. The "set point" theory of obesity is controversial, and besides, the "point" is not something that gets damaged. This would lead me to believe that D is the desired answer, but do a search on "arcuate njucleus" to make sure.

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    Thanks so much! :)

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