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Fat: It's Not What You Think

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Fat: It’s Not What You Think provides a refreshing antidote to the misinformation and misleading hype that fuels our misguided fear of fat — both the fat we eat, and the fat we carry around. By explaining its biology and sharing the latest research, Connie Leas convincingly frees fat from its bad reputation. For example, she discusses how our much-maligned fatty tissue ...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Prometheus Books
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Jodi
Mar 09, 2012 Jodi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health-books
This is a great book that summarises the work of some of the most important health books that have been released recently including those by Gary Taubes, Pollan, Nina Planck, Mary Enig, Sally Fallon, and others.

This book explains that:

- Your fat functions as an endocrine organ and releases hormones just like your thyroid gland or your pituitary gland.
- Fat is the primary building material for cell walls.
- Immunity is decreased when fat levels in the body are very low.
- Fat cells behave different
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Josh
Feb 21, 2016 Josh rated it really liked it
Easy reading, fairly concise, and references given chapter by chapter at the appendix.

My take-aways:

Need cholesterol to feel good. "Stearic acid in the form of cocoa butter, their cholesterol was reduced."[p.99] Note to self: Experiment by enjoying chocolate, daily, with mindfulness (moderation).

Short- and medium-length lipids are absorbed before 'digestion' so easier for the body to use. Note to self: Try coconut, et al.

Whole milk / cream for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): Do laws of my jurisd
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chubs
Nov 24, 2010 chubs rated it really liked it
Shelves: paleo-realfood, diet
Highly readable, accessible defense of fat. A few flaws: at the very end of the book she repeats the Pollan prescription that we mostly eat plants, which I'm not sure I agree with; at times it seemed like she was merely summarizing other researchers; and there were a few glaring typos. Otherwise a pretty solid book and probably easier to read than Gary Taubes's Good Calories, Bad Calories.
Flat
Dec 09, 2010 Flat rated it really liked it
Shelves: and, paleo-realfood, diet
Highly readable, accessible defense of fat. A few flaws: at the very end of the book she repeats the Pollan prescription that we mostly eat plants, which I'm not sure I agree with; at times it seemed like she was merely summarizing other researchers; and there were a few glaring typos. Otherwise a pretty solid book and probably easier to read than Gary Taubes's Good Calories, Bad Calories.
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