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Lesson 3.6 – Obesity and Metabolic diseases — Diabetes and Heart disease

In the last few lessons we have explored how the brain regulates overeating. We have also seen that hunger signals may not change after weight loss, which may contribute to the weight regain that is often observed in people trying to lose weight. Here we will transition to further explore the consequences of obesity, with a focus on diabetes and heart diseases like atherosclerosis. After reviewing these diseases in the activity we will return to the question: how does obesity lead to disease? A question that has no clear answer and is an area of much research. To explore this question students will work in two groups investigating diabetes and heart attack. They will use an online NIH tutorial and worksheet to guide them as they prepare to teach the class about their findings.

    Note the worksheet could also be completed without a teach-back.

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3.6 Classroom Materials

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