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    How might negative feedback loop explain why people who lose large amounts of weight chain that weight back? Explain the weight cycle in perms of the negative feedback loop. Do you think that weight in humans is regulated by a negative loop? Why or why not?

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    The human body is evolutionarily designed for survival. This means that it optimizes fat storage to protect the body against future starvations. In the process of crash dieting the body's starvation mode is triggered and any calories consumed are stored. If such a person increases their caloric intake the body may still be in this starvation mode and store more energy per calories consumed. A negative feedback loop develops such that the fewer calories that are consumed the more are stored. Repeated crash dieting can exacerbate this process and lead to people gaining more weight than they lose. In order to prevent the initiation of this cycle caloricly restricted weight lose programs need to be moderate and coupled with exercise to maintain normal metabolic rates and minimize fat storage.

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