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Queen of Fats Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them

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ISBN-10: 0520242823

ISBN-13: 9780520242821

Edition: 2006

Authors: Susan Allport

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A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been…    
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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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
Time Line