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Author Hulbert, A. J. (Anthony J.), author.

Title Omega balance : nutritional power for a happier, healthier life / Anthony John Hulbert.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Portland Public Library - New Materials  613.284 HUL    DUE 12-20-23
 South Windsor Public Library - New Materials  613.284 HULBERT    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - New  613.284 HUL    DUE 12-05-23
Description xiii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 265-319) and index.
Summary "This groundbreaking work provides evidence about the link between diets that include too much omega 6 fatty acids and not enough omega 3 and inflammation and chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, and more. Making an effort to eat a balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids in your diet can help restore and maintain good health"-- Provided by publisher.
"Learn how to live a happier and healthier life by finding the right balance of omega fatty acids in your diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential in the human diet. In Omega Balance, noted scientist Anthony J. Hulbert explains how the balance between these fatty acids in the human food chain has changed over the last half-century and the very serious negative health impacts this imbalance has created. An imbalance of these omega fats contributes to increased rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, allergies, asthma, as well as cancer and a variety of other inflammatory diseases. Omega balance is also important for normal brain function, and an imbalance in these fatty acids is associated with depression, mood disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. Hulbert provides extensive information on the omega balance of different foods and discusses fascinating details about human evolution, dietary changes throughout history, the effect of diet on human development and physiological processes, and more. He investigates the paleo diet of our ancestors and describes the dramatic changes that have accompanied the increased ultra-processing of modern foods. Omega Balance is an essential guide to understanding a significant problem in our modern food chain and will make us rethink the food we eat"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Essentials of nutrition: an evolutionary perspective -- The omega balance of foods: seeds, leaves, and meats -- Earlier diets: from paleo-times to the mid-twentieth century -- The omega story: diet changes over the last half-century -- The importance of cell membranes and the link with diet -- Obesity and diabetes -- Cardiovascular disease and inflammation -- Allergies, auto-immune diseases, and cancer: disease associated with chronic inflammation -- On the brain and on pain -- Mental health and happiness -- Of mice and men: lessons from the Fat-1 mouse -- The omega story and solutions: food composition, labels and diet choices -- Postscript: Omega balance and COVID-19.
Subject Unsaturated fatty acids in human nutrition.
Omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio.
Food -- Fat content.
Food habits -- History.
Food supply -- History.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living & Personal Hygiene.
Food -- Fat content. (OCoLC)fst00930511
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food supply. (OCoLC)fst00931196
Omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio. (OCoLC)fst01045671
Unsaturated fatty acids in human nutrition. (OCoLC)fst01162035
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781421445779 (hardcover)
1421445778 (hardcover)
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