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The Secret Life of Fat - The Science Behind the Bodys Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Sylvia Tara

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:31