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The queen of fats : why omega-3s were removed from the Western diet and what we can do to replace them / Susan Allport.

Allport, Susan. (Author).
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Subject: Essential fatty acids in human nutrition.
Omega-3 fatty acids > Health aspects.
Omega-3 fatty acids > Research > History.
Fatty Acids, Omega-3 > therapeutic use.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Acides gras essentiels dans l'alimentation humaine.
Acides gras oméga 3 > Aspect sanitaire.
Acides gras oméga 3 > Recherche > Histoire.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780520941328
  • ISBN: 0520941322
  • ISBN: 1429402326
  • ISBN: 9781429402323
  • ISBN: 1282360396
  • ISBN: 9781282360396
  • ISBN: 0520242823
  • ISBN: 9780520242821
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-200) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What's for dinner? -- A trip to Greenland -- How the omegas got their name -- Monsieur cholesterol -- Fishy fats -- Tree lard and cow oil -- The chemist in the kitchen -- Out of Africa-- -- And into the membrane -- Where have all the omega-3s gone? -- The speed of life -- Putting omega-3s back into your food supply -- The proof is in the pudding.
Summary: Gives an account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. This work tells the story of the vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish. It provides information for various consumers who want to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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