By Boon, MarietteBy Rossum, Liesbeth vanTranslated by Higgins, Colleen
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 Essential Fat. 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... - and it is perfectly fine to treat yourself occasionally to a slice of cake?Read more
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.
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