HPE Test #2

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HPE Test #2
2012-11-06 18:11:05

chapters 6-10
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  1. essential fat
    fat incorporated in various tissues of the body; critical for normal body functioning.
  2. adipose tissue
    tissue in which fat is stored; fat cells
  3. subcutaneous fat
    fat located under the skin
  4. visceral fat
    fat located around major organs; also called intraabdominal fat
  5. overweight vs. obesity
    overweight - body weight above the recomended average

    obesity - severely overweight, characterized by excessive body  fat
  6. metabolic syndrome
    • increases risk of heard disease, diabetes, ect.
    • present in many overwieght/obese people.
    • symptoms: insulin resistance, abnormal blood fats, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure
  7. carbohydrate
    • an essential nutrient
    • starches, sugars, dietary fiber
  8. glucose
    a simple sugar that is the body's basic fuel.
  9. glycogen
    a starch stored in the liver and muscles
  10. glycemic index
    a measure of how a particular food affets blood gluucose levels.
  11. anemia
    a deficiency in the oxygen-carrying material in the red blood cells.
  12. phytochemical
    naturally occurring substance in plant foods that may help prevent/treat chronic diseases.
  13. pathogen
    a microorganism that causes disease
  14. resting metabolic rate
    the energy required to maintain vital body functions, including respiration, heart rate, body temp, blood pressure, while the body is at rest.
  15. endocrine system
    sys of glands/tissues/cells that secrete hormones into the bloodstream to influence metabolism and other body processes.
  16. cortisol
    a sterorid hormone secreted by teh cortex of the adrenal gland