The Fats of Life: Essential Fatty Acids in Health and Disease

The Fats of Life: Essential Fatty Acids in Health and Disease

by Glen D. Lawrence

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813554235
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Edition description: First Paperback Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

GLEN D. LAWRENCE is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Long Island University. He served as a science advisor at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

List of Abbreviations xv

Part 1 Nutritional, Chemical, and Physiological Properties of Dietary Fats

1 The Dietary Fat Doctrine 3

2 Lipid Terminology, Structure, and Function 15

3 Some Dietary Fats Are Essential 33

4 Signals, Messengers, and Responses 44

5 Oxidation and Lipid Peroxidation 60

Part 2 Dietary Fats in Health and Disease

6 Atherosclerosis 73

7 Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease 88

8 Lipid-Lowering Drugs 96

9 Inflammation, Anti-inflammatory Drugs, and Lipid Mediators 107

10 Cancer and Immunity 122

11 Neurological Development, Memory, and Learning 138

12 Functional Disorders of the Nervous System 152

13 Neurodegenerative Diseases 166

Part 3 Influence of Diet on Overall Health

14 Obesity: Health Consequences and Dietary Influences 183

15 Dietary Choices for Comprehensive Health 201

Appendix A Fundamentals of Chemical Bonding and Polarity 215

Appendix B Fatty Acid Composition of Dietary Fats and Oils 219

Appendix C Chemical Structures of Eicosanoids 222

Appendix D Human Lipoproteins: Their Components, Properties, and Associated Proteins 225

Appendix E Overview of Neuronal Processes 228

Glossary 235

References 249

Index 271

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