How Fat Works
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How Fat Works

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ISBN-13:
9780674034990
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
02.10.2009
Seiten:
272
Autor:
Philip A. Wood
Gewicht:
360 g
Format:
225x146x19 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: Lessons from a mouse I. The Problem 1. The Burden of Obesity 2. Diseases of Excess Fat 3. Understanding Terms 4. Disorders of Excess Cholesterol and Triglycerides 5. Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome 6. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes II. How Fat Works 7. The Energy Equation 8. Making and Storing Fat 9. Burning Fat in the Cell 10. Single Gene Disorders of Lipid Metabolism 11. Multifactorial Genetic Disorders of Lipid Metabolism III. Knowledge into Practice 12. Overcoming Genetics and Aging 13. Breaking the Insulin Cycle 14. Exercise to Burn Fat 15. Lipid-Lowering Drugs 16. Lessons IV. The Environment 17. Nutrient Labeling 18. Alternative Medicine and Fad Diets 19. Media Coverage of Health Research Glossary References Index
Reviews the individual and public health burden of obesity and clarifies terms employed in the cultural and scientific debate about excess fat. This book explains the role of fat in the healthy body, how fat is made, stored, and burned, and demonstrates how excess fat can lead to an array of metabolic disorders and diseases.