The Secret Life of Fat, Book & Interview CD
The Secret Life of Fat, Book & Interview CD
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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind The Body's Lease Understood Organ and
What It Means for you

By Sylvia Tara, Phd

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much
smarter than we think.

Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing―and,
according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.

You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is
actually endowed with many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. For example,
fat can use stem cells to regenerate; increase our appetite if it feels
threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself. The secret
to losing twenty pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it. Tara
explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends
itself when attacked, and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat
brings cutting-edge research together with historical perspectives to reveal
fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical
to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune
systems, and even affects brain size.

Although we spend $60 billion annually fighting fat, our efforts are often
misinformed and misdirected. Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that
genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight, and The
Secret Life of Fat sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.

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