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The Resource The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you, Sylvia Tara, PhD

The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you, Sylvia Tara, PhD

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The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you
Title
The secret life of fat
Title remainder
the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you
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Sylvia Tara, PhD
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Tara, Sylvia
Dewey number
613.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP752.F3
LC item number
T37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fat
  • Fat
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The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you, Sylvia Tara, PhD
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780393244830
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)ocn957554674
Label
The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you, Sylvia Tara, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780393244830
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn957554674

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