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Unit 3

What is metabolic disease?

What causes us to gain or lose weight? How does our diet contribute to health? There’s more at work than just a simple equation of calories and exercise.

Lesson 1: What is obesity and how does BMI relate? (pdf)

Lesson 2: What is fast and slow metabolism? (pdf)

Lesson 3: How do we decide when and how much to eat? (pdf)

Lesson 4: Can you become addicted to food? (pdf)

Lesson 5: Homeostasis gone awry: How does the satiety pathway relate to obesity? (pdf)

Lesson 6: Obesity and Metabolic diseases: Diabetes and Heart disease (pdf)

Watch Online: Unit 3 Multimedia

Metabolic Disease Blog: Unit 3 Further Reading