The Fats of Life

The Fats of Life

by Caroline M. Pond
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521583217

ISBN-13: 9780521583213

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written by an expert in the field, this intriguing popular science book fills the gap between unscientific comments about dietary fats and the health hazards of high- or low-fat diets found in magazines, and technical medical reports about lipid biochemistry and obesity in animals and humans. It explains in clear, non-technical language where fats come from and how

Overview

Written by an expert in the field, this intriguing popular science book fills the gap between unscientific comments about dietary fats and the health hazards of high- or low-fat diets found in magazines, and technical medical reports about lipid biochemistry and obesity in animals and humans. It explains in clear, non-technical language where fats come from and how the body handles them, their natural roles, and the biology of feasting and fasting, fattening and slimming in wild animals as well as people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583213
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Introduction to fats; 2. Introduction to fatty tissues; 3. Diverse fatty acids; 4. Lipids in action; 5. The functions of fattening; 6. The functions of fat; 7. Fat people; 8. Fat and health; Epilogue; Index.

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