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Atkins or Fadkins?
Karen E. Bledsoe
When Mitchell reveals that he is going on a low-carb diet, Janine tries to talk him out of it, telling him that he’s too thin as it is and doesn’t need to loose any weight. Designed to accompany a nonmajors unit on human anatomy and physiology, this interrupted case study has students applying what they learn about human body systems to Mitchell’s fad diet claims and Janine’s sharp criticisms. Supplementary links help students explore new discoveries about appetite-controlling hormones, how body image may influence people’s dietary decisions, and some of the most common diet myths.
|Keywords:||Diet; weight; body systems; body image; macronutrients; protein; carbohydrate; fat; calorie; Atkin's diet; energy; metabolism; hormone; homeostasis|
|Topical Area:||Scientific argumentation, Scientific method, Social issues|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General) Physiology Nutrition|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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