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1st Edition

Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation

Edited By

Ronald Ross Watson

ISBN 9781893997653
Published January 27, 2010 by AOCS Publishing
865 Pages

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Book Description

Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation focuses on heart disease and the role that fatty acids can play in its prevention and causation. It provides information on special populations, Native Americans, stroke, and cardiac injury as examples of areas where fatty acids play a key role. The book also discusses body composition, diabetic disease, and health promotion, and actions after transformation by oxidation. It includes coverage of fatty acids in health promotion and diseases such as cancer, intestinal microbes, and membrane functions. Finally the actions of omega-3 fatty acids are extensively investigated by global experts.

Table of Contents

Fatty Acids in Heart Disease
Trans and Other Fatty Acids: Effects on Endothelial Functions
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Fish Oils and Stroke
Fatty Acids and Cardiac Ischemia-reperfusion Injury
Fatty Acids in Corn Oil: Role in Heart Disease Prevention
Dairy Products: Their Role in the Diet and Effects on Cardiovascular Health
Dietary Fatty Acids in Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Free Fatty Acids: Role in Insulin Resistance/Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Gender Differences in Gene Expression Due to Fatty Acids: Role in Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease
Fatty Acids from Nuts: Cardiometabolic Health Benefits

Trans Fatty Acids in Health
Trans Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Syndrome
Effects of Fatty Acids Containing a trans Double Bond on Body Composition
Trans and Other Fatty Acids: A Role in Diabetic Disease and Health
Effect of Dietary Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Infancy on Both Visual and Neural Development
Trans Fatty Acids and Oxidative Transformations by Free Radicals: The Role in Health
Ruminal Metabolism of Fatty Acids: Modulation of Polyunsaturated, Conjugated, and trans Fatty Acids in Meat and Milk
Fatty Acid Metabolism and Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors (PPARs)

Fatty Acids and Health Promotion
Fatty Acids in Membrane Lipids: Role in Disease Causation and Prevention
Linoleic Acids and Cancer-cell Functions
Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids on Human Microbes: Role in Health
Fatty Acids and Lipids in Neurobiology: A Brief Overview
Fatty Acids in Immunomodulation: Role in Disease Prevention and Causation
Modulation of Cytokine Action by Fatty Acids: Role in Health

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health/Disease
From ADHD to Alzheimer's: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mental Health
The Importance of the Omega-3 and Omega-6 Ratio: Brain Biochemistry, Cognition, and Behavior
The Opposing Effects of Dietary Omega-3 and trans Fatty Acids on Health - A Yin-Yang Effect at the Molecular Level?
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Effects on Steroid-hormone Biosynthesis
Dietary Fat and Fatty Acids in Exercise and Athletic Performance
Omega-3 versus Omega-6 Fatty Acid Intake and Immunity
Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Obesity
Food Sources and Intakes of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Edited by: Ronald R. Watson