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The Fats of Life : Essential Fatty Acids in Health and Disease / Glen D. Lawrence.

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Subject: Fatty acids in human nutrition.
Essential fatty acids > Physiological effect.
Fatty Acids, Essential > metabolism.
Dietary Fats > metabolism.
Health Behavior.
Nervous System > metabolism.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780813549194
  • ISBN: 0813549191
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The dietary fat doctrine -- Lipid terminology, structure, and function -- Some dietary fats are essential -- Signals, messengers, and responses -- Oxidation and lipid peroxidation -- Atherosclerosis -- Risk factors in cardiovascular disease -- Lipid-lowering drugs -- Inflammation, anti-inflammatory drugs, and lipid mediators -- Cancer and immunity -- Neurological development, memory, and learning -- Functional disorders of the nervous system -- Neurodegenerative diseases -- Obesity : health consequences and dietary influences -- Dietary choices for comprehensive health.
Summary: 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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