Kim A. Carmichael, MD
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Carmichael K.; How Fat Works. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:712. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-145-9-200611070-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(9):712.
Wood PA. 272 pages. Boston: Harvard Univ Pr; 2006. $35.00. ISBN 0674019474. Order at http://www.hup.harvard.edu.
Fields of medicine: Metabolism, nutrition, biochemistry, genetics, and research.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Physicians, metabolism researchers and students, and nutritionists.
Purpose: To present a comprehensive review of the science of fat metabolism, as well as clinical applications and strategies to manage obesity.
Content: This book describes the burden of obesity and is an overview of medical and scientific terminology, the general biochemistry and genetics of lipid and energy metabolism, and the pathogenesis of lipid abnormalities. The author explains the medical basis for diet, exercise, and pharmacologic therapy. He cautions readers about alternative medications and makes suggestions for education and social reforms. He also discusses the impact of the information media and includes a primer on how to read food labels.
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