The Fats of Life

The implication of fats in causing common forms of heart disease was entirely in
keeping with this view . Scientists explained how fats accumulated surreptitiously
, gradually slowing life ' s traffic until the blockages they cause strangle it .

The Fats of Life

The Fats of Life

This book aims to fill the gap between unscientific comments about the hazards and benefits of high-fat or low-fat diets and weight control found in magazines and technical and medical reports about lipid biochemistry and obesity. It aims to explain in simple language the biology of feeding and fasting, fattening and slimming in wild animals as well as people. Topics include where fat comes from and how animals and plants handle them, their natural roles in migration, mating breeding and living in unpredictable habitats such as deserts and arctic regions, and their contributions to our cookery, paints and medicines. The physiological mechanisms of digesting, transporting and utilising energy stores are discussed, along with the contribution of fatty tissue to body insulation and the protection of delicate organs. Archaeological, anthropological and physiological evidence is assembled to explore how, when and why people have become fat, and how evolutionary forces have determined the modern diversity of body shape and size. The book ends with a brief account of the contribution of dietary fats and obesity to health in the modern world.

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The Fats of Life
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Caroline M. Pond
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-08-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book aims to fill the gap between unscientific comments about the hazards and benefits of high-fat or low-fat diets and weight control found in magazines and technical and medical reports about lipid biochemistry and obesity. It aims to explain in simple language the biology of feeding and fasting, fattening
The Fats of Life
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Glen D. Lawrence
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-26 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Omega-3s, trans-fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acidùresearch facts about fatty acids and their relationship to heart disease and atherosclerosis, obesity, cancer, and neurological disorders abound. Chemical names appear on every nutrition label. But, just what do these terms mean in health and disease? The Fats of Life delineates the importance
A Textbook of Physiology
Language: en
Pages: 671
Authors: Winfield Scott Hall
Categories: Physiology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1899 - Publisher:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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