Factors influencing obesity

IB Psychology: Factors influencing obesity

The following lesson plan addresses the learning objective Discuss factors related to overeating and the development of obesity.This first lesson looks at the problem of obesity and why it is worth discussing. This sets up a context for the research and theories that they will be discussing and evaluating throughout the unit. It is worth pointing out to them that this way of establishing context to start the unit is...


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Nikki Rotkosky 27 April 2017 - 19:33

John, Can we look at studies that link C-sections, and obesity, inclusive of our micro-biomes and gut health or is the data still too new? Also, a look at antibiotics during prenatal periods and early infancy? Thanks, Nikki

Nikki Rotkosky 27 April 2017 - 19:36

Also, there are studies using rats that link emulsifiers in food to obesity.

Nikki Rotkosky 27 April 2017 - 19:40

Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome

Benoit Chassaing, Omry Koren, Julia K. Goodrich, Angela C. Poole, Shanthi Srinivasan, Ruth E. Ley & Andrew T. Gewirtz

John Crane 28 April 2017 - 04:52

Dear Nikki - I think that those studies would be fine for biological explanations of obesity. There is not a problem that they are too new; this allows students to discuss the issues of research that is new and has not had a lot of replication.

Nikki Rotkosky 28 April 2017 - 22:17

Thank you!


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