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Author Das, Undurti N.

Title Metabolic syndrome pathophysiology : the role of essential fatty acids / Undurti N. Das
Published Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Contents History, definition and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome -- Insulin resistance in the metabolic syndrome -- Is it necessary to redefine the metabolic syndrome? -- Is insulin resistance a disorder of the brain? -- Obesity -- Perinatal nutrition and obesity -- Essential hypertension -- Dietary factors and hypertension -- Is hypertension a disorder of the brain? -- Type 2 diabetes mellitus -- Pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus with particular reference to hypothalamus -- Insulin and insulin receptors in the brain and their role in the pathogenesis of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus -- Insulin, endothelial nitric oxide and the metabolic syndrome -- Obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome and the gut microbiota -- Is it possible that the metabolic syndrome originates in the perinatal period? -- Essential fatty acids : biochemistry and physiology -- Role of EFAs/PUFAs in brain growth and development and pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome -- EFAs/PUFAs and their metabolites in insulin resistance -- EFAs/PUFAs and atherosclerosis
Summary Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids provides current research exploring the links among insulin, insulin receptors, polyunsaturated fatty acids, brain growth and disease. Specific interactions of essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids in brain development and several disease groups are described. The role of inflammation in disease and how fatty acids regulate low-systemic inflammation are examined and explained. Metabolic and neurologic dynamics are presented to provide a linkage between the presence of omega-3 and omega-6 and protection agains
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brain -- Metabolism.
Essential fatty acids -- Pathophysiology.
Insulin resistance -- Pathophysiology.
Metabolic syndrome -- Pathophysiology.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Pathophysiology.
Unsaturated fatty acids -- Pathophysiology.
Brain -- physiopathology.
Fatty Acids, Essential -- pharmacology.
Fatty Acids, Essential -- physiology.
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated -- pharmacology.
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated -- physiology.
Metabolic Syndrome -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813820715 (electronic bk.)
9780813820712 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)