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Nutrition and Health, 1st Edition

By Claude Leray

CRC Press

322 pages

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The role of lipids in nutrition science has evolved considerably in the past decade with new concepts following new discoveries. Lipids: Nutrition and Health reviews the role of dietary lipids in maintaining health, bringing the latest knowledge from a myriad of sources into one convenient resource. Taking a combined approach that integrates lipid

Table of Contents

Introduction, History, Evolution. Nature and Sources of the Major Lipids. Lipids and Human Nutrition. Fat and Health.

About the Author

Claude Leray, PhD, earned his PhD in biology from Marseille University, France, in 1968. During and after this first research period, he specialized in fish biology. In 1971, he joined the faculty at the Department of Biology, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he held the rank of associate professor for three years. In 1974, Dr. Leray joined the National Center for Scientific Research as research director, at the University of Strasbourg, France, where he developed works on fish, focusing on the influence of dietary lipids on the gill and intestine membrane composition, mainly in the context of the animal salinity changes.

He collaborated on several projects including the importance of n-3 fatty acids in the physiology of rat adipose tissue (Ecology and Energetic Physiology Center, National Center for Scientific Research, Strasbourg) and human platelets (Blood Transfusion Center, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Strasbourg). His main fields of interest are fatty acids and phospholipids. Dr. Leray has published extensively in the field of lipid and membrane biochemistry. He is the founder and creator of the website: He published two books on lipidomics: one in French (Les lipides dans le monde vivant-Introduction ?a lipidomique, Lavoisier, 2010) and one in English (Introduction to Lipidomics-From Bacteria to Man, CRC Press, 2013). Recently, he published a book in French on the relationships between lipids and health (Les Lipides-Nutrition et Sante, Lavoisier, 2013).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Nutrition