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Insulin and Hunger

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Unlike other cells in the body, neurons do not need insulin to uptake glucose. However, circulating levels of glucose have an effect on cells in the hypothalamus that regulate eating.

Studies in rodents have shown that direct administration of insulin into the brain inhibits food intake and reduces body weight. Using this information of how insulin is used within the brain and assume the neurons cannot respond to insulin; use the drop-down options to correctly complete the statement below.

Mice that lack insulin receptors in the

are prone to

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