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Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Boon, Mariette
By Rossum, Liesbeth van
Translated by Higgins, Colleen

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Everywhere we look, whether on TV or in a magazine, we're confronted with the same message. You need to be thinner, you need to be on a diet, you need to take so-called 'fat burning' supplements. But should this be accepted wisdom? What do we know about the fat that we would like... to lose rather than embrace? No other organ - yes, fat is an organ - has so many prejudicial attitudes towards it with people having such limited knowledge about it. And that is completely unjustified as doctors and fat researchers Dr Mariette Boon and Professor Liesbeth van Rossum show in Essential Fat. In this thorough and accessible book, these two scientists will talk about the latest research in this field of study. Did you know that: - fat generates important hormones? - fat can communicate with your brain? - fat is essential to staying alive? - the cause of excess fat often has nothing to do with too much food or too little exercise? - stress, genetic predisposition and hormonal disorders affect the fat in your body? - fat shaming has significant psychological effects? - a crash diet does not benefit you... - and it is perfectly fine to treat yourself occasionally to a slice of cake?
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ISBN 9781529400908
Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529400908
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boon, Mariette
By Rossum, Liesbeth van
Translated by Higgins, Colleen
Category Personal & Public Health: Dietetics & Nutrition
Popular Science
Human Biology & Related Topics
Women's Health
Fitness & Diet
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 612.397
Weight 300g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Fat, Adipose tissues
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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