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How Fat Works

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ISBN-10: 0674034996

ISBN-13: 9780674034990

Edition: 2006

Authors: Philip A. Wood

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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Philip A. Wood is Professor, Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona.

Introduction: Lessons from a mouse
The Problem
The Burden of Obesity
Diseases of Excess Fat
Understanding Terms
Disorders of Excess Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
How Fat Works
The Energy Equation
Making and Storing Fat
Burning Fat in the Cell
Single Gene Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
Multifactorial Genetic Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
Knowledge into Practice
Overcoming Genetics and Aging
Breaking the Insulin Cycle
Exercise to Burn Fat
Lipid-Lowering Drugs
The Environment
Nutrient Labeling
Alternative Medicine and Fad Diets
Media Coverage of Health Research