The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.9 X 9.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Sylvia Tara holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Tara was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and has worked at the world's largest biotechnology companies. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
You can outsmart your body fat, but first you must understand it! With the right lifestyle, eating, and exercise approach you can lose weight and keep it off. Learn how in this engaging and informative masterpiece.--Michael Dansinger, MD, MS, founding director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston
For years we presumed that body fat is just a depot for energy, but current science is proving that it is actually the largest endocrine gland in our body. This enigmatic organ conveys many paradoxes and surprises; depending on its location, color and genetic makeup it might be either dangerous or protective. Sylvia Tara dove deeply in science of fat and adeptly explains it all in this fascinating book.--Osama Hamdy, Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program at Joslin Diabetes Center and author of The Diabetes Breakthrough
Like comfort food for anyone carrying around a lifetime of guilt for eating an extra cookie.--Carol Saline
Finally, a book that sheds some light on understanding body fat--specifically, its role, why it is so difficult to fight, and how it works differently for different people... This genuinely enlightening book will be a revelation to those engulfed in self-blame and shame about their weight.
Dr. Sylvia Tara addresses important concepts related to the development, prevention, and treatment of obesity. This book will be a very interesting read for lay people interested in fat and obesity, as well as for many in the scientific community--I really enjoyed reading it!--Carl Lavie, MD, author of The Obesity Paradox
Powerful... [Tara's] research and insight is deeply perspective-shifting.--Melissa Wuske
Biochemist Tara gives readers the skinny on fat in a lively discussion that incorporates sumo wrestlers, a bloated diet industry, [and] genetics... Readers will discover that, regardless of body size and shape, fat does some heavy work on our behalf.--Tony Miksanek
A refreshing change to the conflicting advice and opinions about food that we are subjected to every day.--Philippa Matthews
A useful primer on the biology of fat.... Illuminating.--Jerome Groopman