The Fats of Life

The Fats of Life

by Caroline M. Pond
     
 

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… See more details below

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:
9780521635776
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Prologue1
1Introduction to fats5
2Introduction to fatty tissues27
3Diverse fatty acids77
4Lipids in action113
5The functions of fattening159
6The functions of fat195
7Fat people217
8Fat and health267
Epilogue313
Notes and references315
Index329

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