Chapter 22 : Reading Objectives

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Honors Biology Homework: Chapter 22 - Reading Objectives (20 pts.) Name: Hunter Marshall Period: A Biology and Society: The “Secret” to Shedding Pounds 1. Explain why there are really no tricks to losing weight. Answer: About 50 million americans go on a diet each year weight loss is growing industry. Yet only about 5% of dieters are able to reach their goal weight and maintain it for a long term. More than a third of american adults are obese. Obesity is estimated to contribute to 300,000 deaths per year in the United States. The United Nations World Health Organization recognizes obesity as a major global health problem. There really is to trick to managing your weight add up the calories from the food you eat, Subtract the calories that your body burns. If you take in more than you burn you will gain weight, If you born more than you take in, you will lose weight . Overview of Animal Nutrition 2. Define and distinguish between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Answer: A herbivore is an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants. A carnivore is an animal that gets food from killing and eating other animals. Carnivores generally eat herbivores, but can eat omnivores, and occasionally other carnivores. Animals that eat other animals, like carnivores and omnivores are important to any ecosystem, because they keep other species from getting overpopulated. Omnivores can also eat parts of plants, but generally only the fruits and vegetables

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