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Hormones and Nutrition, Cells, Tissue and Inflammation

Choose any 5 of the following topic headings summarize and describe each. (See example below)
1. What do hormones have to do with Nutrition?
2. How does the nervous system interact with Nutrition?
3. Immune Defense
4. Cells, Tissues, Organs Systems
5. Inflammation
6. Why do people like sugar, salt, and fat?
7. Are some food combinations more easily digested than others?
8. If "I am what I eat", then how does a peanut butter sandwich become "Me"?

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Question #1
Choose any 5 of the following topic headings summarize and describe each.

What do hormones have to do with Nutrition?
a. Hormones affect your resting energy expenditure (the amount of calories you use at rest.
b. Hormones impact a person's ability to lose weight, control appetite and sense fullness.
c. Ghrelin is referred to as "the hunger hormone" and plays a role in appetite stimulation, regulation of appetite and food intake control
d. Leptin is an appetite regulator produced by fat cells, it appears leptin receptors do not seem to work properly in obese people.
e. Vitamin D functions as a hormone in the body and promotes bone metabolism.
f. Vitamin A may serve a hormonal function relative to skin health.
g. Some vitamins may be critical in the formation of various hormones, such a vitamin C in the formation of epinephrine.
Epiniephrine, glucagon, and cortical help maintain and even increase blood glucose during exercise.
Nutrition and hormones are an important pair, co-existing for overall health.

How does the nervous system interact with Nutrition?
a. Sufficient folate intake by pregnant women is critical to prevent neural tube defects in children.
b. Deficiency of vitamin A can cause night blindness. ...

Solution Summary

Explanation of what hormones have to do with nutrition, how the nervous system interacts with nutrition, why people like sugar, fat, and salt, immune defense, and inflammation. APA formatted references are included.

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