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Lipid Metabolism and Health - Robert J. Moffatt

Lipid Metabolism and Health

By: Robert J. Moffatt (Editor), Bryant Stamford (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2006
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That a relation exists between lipids/lipoproteins and coronary artery disease is no longer an arguable point. However, the complexities associated with this relationship, and the number of factors that can impact and alter circumstances and clinical status, are many and diverse. Consequently, this relationship continues to receive a great deal of focus from researchers.
Lipid Metabolism and Health, in presenting the latest statement from those positioned on the cutting edge in this arena, provides an overview and historical perspective of the evolution of serum lipids and lipoproteins. It traces their development from a mere curiosity to their acceptance as an established and major coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor, and, ultimately, to their becoming the subject of clinical guidelines. Considerable attention is focused on the fundamentals, beginning with a chapter on basic lipidology, and progresses through such topics as lipid/lipoprotein metabolism, and the biology of atherosclerosis.
Additional topics include methodologies for measuring lipoproteins, clinical strategies used to manage unhealthy lipid levels, and discussion of important influential factors such as obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, diet/nutrition, exercise, cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke, and age, as well as gender, race, and other heredity factors.
Qualified and recognized experts in their specific fields of study were recruited by the editors to contribute chapters. They include top researchers in, nutrition, pharmacology, exercise science, and several areas of clinical medicine including cardiology, kinesiology, and immunology.
Lipid Metabolism and Health provides a useful scientific and educational tool for researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students seeking a timely and bona fide source of information on the relationship between lipids and health.

Lipids and Health: Past, Present, and Futurep. 1
Cardiovascular Risk Assessmentp. 13
Basic Lipidologyp. 31
Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolismp. 47
The Vascular Biology of Atherosclerosisp. 61
Exercise Training and Endothelial Function in Patients at Risk for and with Documented Coronary Artery Diseasep. 85
Essential Laboratory Methods for Blood Lipid and Lipoprotein Analysisp. 117
Metabolic Syndromep. 147
Obesity, Lipoproteins, and Exercisep. 173
Pharmacological Treatments of Lipid Abnormalitiesp. 183
New Insights on the Role of Lipids and Lipoproteins in Cardiovascular Disease: The Modulating Effects of Nutritionp. 211
Physical Activity, Exercise, Blood Lipids, and Lipoproteinsp. 265
Acute Changes in Lipids and Lipoprotein-Lipids Induced by Exercisep. 283
Smoking, Heart Disease, and Lipoprotein Metabolismp. 299
Lipid and Lipoprotein Concentrations in Americans: Ethnicity and Agep. 315
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780849326806
ISBN-10: 084932680X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 17.78  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1