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Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

Mariette Boon Liesbeth van Rossum Colleen Higgins

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Quercus
01 April 2020
Medicine; Dietetics & nutrition; Popular science; Human biology; Women's health; Fitness & diet
Everywhere we look, whether on TV or in a magazine, we're confronted with the same message. You need to be thinner, you need to be on a diet, you need to take so-called 'fat burning' supplements. But should this be accepted wisdom? What do we know about the fat that we would like to lose rather than embrace? No other organ - yes, fat is an organ - has so many prejudicial attitudes towards it with people having such limited knowledge about it.

And that is completely unjustified as doctors and fat researchers Dr Mariette Boon and Professor Liesbeth van Rossum show in FAT: THE SECRET ORGAN. In this thorough and accessible book, these two scientists will talk about the latest research in this field of study.

Did you know that:

- fat generates important hormones?

- fat can communicate with your brain?

- fat is essential to staying alive?

- the cause of excess fat often has nothing to do with too much food or too little exercise?

- stress, genetic predisposition and hormonal disorders affect the fat in your body?

- fat shaming has significant psychological effects?

- a crash diet does not benefit you...

This entertaining and informative book gives a fascinating and often surprising glimpse into the secret life of fat.
By:   Mariette Boon, Liesbeth van Rossum
Translated by:   Colleen Higgins
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781529400908
ISBN 10:   1529400902
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mariette Boon (Author) Mariette Boon (1988), MD, PhD is internal medicine specialist in training. Her research, per- formed at the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, focuses on fat metabolism. She has been awarded numerous pres- tigious national and international prizes for her research. Her favourite sport is tennis and her favourite food chocolate. Liesbeth van Rossum (Author) Professor Liesbeth van Rossum, PhD is internist-endocrinologist at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. She is co-founder of Obesity Center CGG, and has an inter- nationally leading position in the field of obesity and biological stress research. Van Rossum is a frequently invited speaker, including a TEDx talk, and received over 20 (inter)national awards for her scientific research. She's also an athletics fanatic.

Reviews for Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

Worried about piling on the pounds while stuck at home on lockdown? Give yourself a break, because fat is VITAL. New book Fat: The Secret Organ by doctors Mariette Boon and Liesbeth Van Rossum, an obesity specialist, aims to shed light on an aspect of our body that gets a bad press. - Sun Worried about piling on the pounds while stuck at home on lockdown? Give yourself a break, because fat is VITAL. New book Fat: The Secret Organ by doctors Mariette Boon and Liesbeth Van Rossum, an obesity specialist, aims to shed light on an aspect of our body that gets a bad press. - Sun an eye-opening book which casts a tired subject in a new light - Glasgow Herald


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