The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.

Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing―and,
according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.

You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is actually endowed with 
many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. For example, fat can use stem cells to regenerate; 
increase our appetite if it feels threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself. 
The secret to losing twenty pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it.
Tara explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends itself when attacked, 
and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research together with 
historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, 
is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size.

Although we spend $60 billion annually fighting fat, our efforts are often misinformed and misdirected. 
Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight, 
and The Secret Life of Fat sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.

คุณลักษณะ
ISBN9780393244830
ชื่อศิลปิน/ ชื่อ ผู้แต่ง / ค่ายSylvia Tara PhD
ชื่อสำนักพิมพ์W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (December 27, 2016)
จำนวนหน้า288
ชนิดปกHardcover
ขนาด6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
รหัสสินค้า: 5192646
 

รายละเอียดสินค้า

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.

Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing―and,
according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.

You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is actually endowed with
many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. For example, fat can use stem cells to regenerate;
increase our appetite if it feels threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself.
The secret to losing twenty pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it.
Tara explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends itself when attacked,
and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research together with
historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount,
is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size.

Although we spend $60 billion annually fighting fat, our efforts are often misinformed and misdirected.
Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight,
and The Secret Life of Fat sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.


Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Prologues-Skinny Jeans ix
Introduction - Our Changing Views Of Fat

I. All About Fat

1. The Foundation: Fat Does More Than You Think
2. Fat Can Talk
3. Your Life Depend on Fat
4. When Good Fat Goes Bad
5. How Fat Fight to Stay on You

II. It Is Not Only Food That Makes Us Fat

6. Bacteria and Viruses-Microscopic in Size, Giant in Effect
7. I Blame My Parent-Genes in Obesity
8. I Am Woman, I Have Fat
9. Fat Can Listen

III. So What Is the Solution?

10. Fat Control I: How You Can Do It
11. Mind over Fat
12. Fat Control II: How I Do It
13. The Future of Fat

Acknowledgment

Bibliography and references

Index

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