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NURS 3561 - Test 4 Review/NURS 3561 - Test 4 Review. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM OBESITY • BMI >30kg/m2 • 5th leading cause of death • Mild obesity in the elderly does lower mortality • Metabolic disorders like Cushing’s, PCOS, growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, and hypothalamic injury can contribute to obesity • Directly related to White Adipose Tissue (WAT) o Increase in size and number o Store triglycerides, secrete adipokines (regulate food intake and metabolism) o Increase or decrease fat mass o Signal to hypothalamus, brainstem, ANS, and huger center for satisfaction and energy o Visceral WAT causes dysfunction in signaling that leads to complications associated with WAT o Hypothalamus regulates food intake and energy with neurons that control appetite o Turns to beige adipose tissue in cold temperatures GI TRACT o Adipose tissue-gut-brain axis o Main adipokines:

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