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

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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 of essential fatty acids, with a focus on distinctions between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid variants. The chemical and biochemical characteristics of these fatty acids and their metabolism to a vast array of potent bioactive messengers are described in the context of their potential effects on general health and impact on various diseases and neurological disorders. Glen D. Lawrence addresses in detail the capacity for polyunsaturated fatty acids to influence asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, inflammation, cancer, and immunity. Lawrence makes clear that our understanding of the biochemical and physiological effects of dietary fats has advanced tremendously as a result of careful research, but he also stresses that this knowledge has not easily translated into sound dietary recommendations.

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The Fats of Life delineates the importance of essential fatty acids, with a focus on distinctions between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid variants. The chemical and biochemical characteristics of these fatty acids and their metabolism to a vast array of potent bioactive messengers are described in the context of their potential effects on general health and impact on various diseases and neurological disorders

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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.

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ISBN:
9780813554235
Author:
Lawrence, Glen D.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Lawrence, Glen
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
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Edition Description:
First Paperback Edition
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 illustrations
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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The Fats of Life delineates the importance of essential fatty acids, with a focus on distinctions between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid variants. The chemical and biochemical characteristics of these fatty acids and their metabolism to a vast array of potent bioactive messengers are described in the context of their potential effects on general health and impact on various diseases and neurological disorders
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