PSYC 3110 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypercholesterolemia, Low-Density Lipoprotein

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Chapter 7 food, eating, and the environment (pgs. Eating and drinking isn"t just to satisfy hunger and thirst, they are also social activities that are rich in symbolic, moral, and cultural meanings. Rapid increase of obesity obesity is the fastest growing cause of disease and death in america. Obesity has multiple causes that include genetic predisposition, culture, diet and inactivity. We live in a toxic environment where physical activity is discouraged while consuming large. People can now eat and drink fast-food items out of their own homes portions of high-fat and high-sugar foods is encouraged. Study found that only 38% of meals eaten were homemade and many people have never cooked a meal themselves using raw ingredients. Physical activity, low income, and stress are all factors related to obesity/eating: higher stress associated with more fatty food intake. Biological influences on body fat levels include age, sex, hormonal factors and genetics.

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