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How Fat Works

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$31.00 • £26.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674034990

Publication Date: 09/30/2009


272 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches


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  • 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

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