Role of Lipids in Obesity


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What led to the theory that fat intake causes obesity?

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1. Today, do scientists see fat intake as causing obesity? Why or why not?

2. Which type of fat is hypothesized to help overall health and weigh maintenance if it is increased in most Americans' diets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz and worksheet to see how familiar you are with the role of lipids in obesity. How the theory about fat intake causing obesity came about and how obesity affects lipid metabolism are topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • The amount of energy in 1 gram of fat
  • How obesity affects lipid metabolism
  • Whether or not scientists see fat intake as causing obesity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of fat that's supposed to help overall health
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the theory about fat intake causing obesity came about and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on lipids and their role in obesity

Additional Learning

If you'd like to keep learning about this topic, take your time going through the lesson called Role of Lipids in Obesity. Supplementary topics you can review include:

  • Another name for lipids
  • The role of lipids
  • Types of fats