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Gadsden State Community College - HEC 140 Case Study 9A: Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss Sally is a 43-year-old mother of two who has gained 50 pounds over the past five years

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Gadsden State Community College - HEC 140

Case Study 9A: Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss

Sally is a 43-year-old mother of two who has gained 50 pounds over the past five years. She is 64 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds with a BMI of 30.8. Her waist circumference is 37 inches. She acknowledges that she is not as physically active as she would like to be. She also notes how recent stresses in her life have affected her sleep and seem to have triggered her appetite for sweets. Sally's father recently died from complications of type 2 diabetes and her mother and sisters are overweight. Sally says she is very motivated to "not get diabetes" and is disturbed that her recent physical exam revealed mildly elevated blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels.

1)Sally wonders how much of a role genetics plays in determining her weight. She has heard about a gene, called ob, that codes for a protein that maintains homeostasis by regulating food intake and energy expenditure in response to adipose tissue. What is the name of the protein?   

 

2. Sally considers taking herbal supplements to help her lose weight, reasoning that because they are natural, they must be safe. What herbal stimulant sometimes taken for weight loss has been implicated in heart attacks and seizures and has been banned by the FDA?

 

3. Sally also considers taking medication to help her lose weight. In reading about them, she notices that the side effects for one popular medication include GI cramping, gas, frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and reduced absorption of fat soluble vitamins. What medication has that profile?

 

4. Sally's friend, Monique, was morbidly obese and had surgery to help her lose weight. What should Sally know about weight loss surgery?   

 

5. Based on the considerations discussed in your text, what would a reasonable 6-month weight loss goal be for Sally?        

 

6. If Sally goes on a typical weight-loss diet for women, how many kcalories will it provide per day? 1200 Given her current BMI of 30.8, what should Sally's goal for her daily kcalorie deficit be?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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