Lipids in Health and Nutrition

By

  • J H P Tyman, Brunel University, UK

Lipids have a variety of functions in the human body which have increasingly been under the spotlight in recent years. A multidisciplinary book, Lipids in health and nutrition addresses the chemical, biochemical and physiological aspects of these widely occurring compounds. International experts combine to present research on a variety of topics, including advanced analytical techniques; the role of flavonoids in diet: possible links between dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder and the metabolism of fatty acids; the influence of dietary fatty acids in coronary heart disease; and lipids and obesity.
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Audience

Food scientists, technologists, lipidologists, and nutritionists

 

Book information

  • Published: January 1999
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-790-7


Table of Contents

Lipids: Global resources and consumption; Studying lipid metabolism; Trans unsaturated fat in health and disease; Antioxidant properties of flavonols; Dietary fatty acids and coronary heart disease; Lipids and obesity; Docosahexaenoic acid: A dietary factor essential for individuals with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and dyspraxia? The potential for prostaglandin pharmaceuticals; The importance of mycobacterial lipids.