Role of Fats in Human Nutrition, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080984371
  • ISBN-13: 9780080984377
  • DDC: 613.284
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 580 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Dietary fats and carbohydrates represent some eighty to ninety percent of food energy uptake in man; fatty acids play a critical role in human development, health and disease. In affluent populations high fat consumption contributes to heart disease, obesity and type II diabetes mellitus, while in non-affluent groups, the generally poor nutritional state found in young children can be partially attributed to a low fat intake.This book reviews our current understanding of essential fatty acids and their role in human nutrition. The topics addressed include the analysis of dietary fatty acids, dietary fats and fish oils in health and in the prevention of heart disease, linoleic acid in the treatment of diabetes, and the role of essential fatty acids in early human development.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: Factors Influencing Fatty Acid Chain Elongation and Desaturation.
3: The Role of Fats and EFAs for Energy and Cell Structures in the Growth of Fetus and Neonate.
4: Metabolic and Nutritional Aspects of Long-Chain Fatty Acids of Marine Origin.
5: The Significance of Fish and Fish-Oil Enriched Food for Prevention and Therapy of Ischaemic Cardiovascular Disease.
6: Impact of Dietary Cholesterol and Fatty Acids on Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins in Man.
7: The Role of Fat in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
8: The Efficacy of Linoleic Acid in Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.
9: Vitamins E and A.
10: Nutritional and Toxicological Aspects of Uncommon Edible Oils.
11: Lipid Analyses: Part I Properties of Fats, Oils and Lipids: Recovery and Basic Compositional Studies with Gas-Liquid Chromatography and Thin-Layer Chromatography.
12: Lipid Analyses: Part II.