Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation

1st Edition

Edited by Ronald Ross Watson

AOCS Publishing

865 pages

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pub: 2010-01-27
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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

About the Editor

Edited by: Ronald R. Watson

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science