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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Allport Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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A nutritional whodunit that takes listeners from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids know as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health.

In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of Fats provides information for every consumer who wants to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity and to improve brain function and overall health. This important and compelling investigation into the discovery, science, and politics of omega-3s will transform our thinking about what we should be eating.

Includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet. Shows why eating fish is not the only way, or even the best way, to increase omega-3s. Provides a new way to understand the complex advice about the role and importance of fats in the body. Explains how and why the food industry has created a deadly imbalance of fats in our foods. Shows how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diet through food enrichment and changes in the feeding of livestock. The book is published by University of California Press.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pcallist | 2/17/2014

    " The information and thesis of this book is very helpful. See 'Good Calories, Bad Calories' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anasuya | 12/23/2013

    " Does a good a job as can be done explaining something so chemically complex to a non scientific audience. I liked it but don't think I can explain exactly whatthewho--....I have bought a big bottle of fish oil capsules now though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 12/18/2013

    " For the first time after reading this book, I feel I understand this Omega 3/Omega 6 dietary principle. She explains it very clearly and it is very important if you want to keep healthy and clear headed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kate wave | 12/3/2013

    " couldn't finish. not really that engaging "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sacha Head | 11/27/2013

    " A little bit technical at times for the non-scientist that I am, but I enjoyed it. It was written like a detective story, almost, which made it interesting. I learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toussaint | 10/20/2013

    " The information in this book will revolutionize how we look at diet, I hope. If you are interested in your health and staying healthy it's a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/17/2013

    " Concise, readable review of the history of omega-3 science. It's hard to understand why it took decades for the general public to become aware of this essential nutrient that is so lacking in the American diet, at great cost to our health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fbrown2014 | 1/30/2013

    " Regarding fat, you are what you eat. Food is a determinant of health. Susan Allport superbly writes about omega 3 fatty acids and in so doing she empowers the reader to make food choices that favor good health. This book can save lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 1/10/2013

    " Interesting book. I already knew about Omega-3's and my diet includes her suggestions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/3/2012

    " Interesting, a bit technical but contains some practical advise on nutrition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 8/16/2012

    " Great chemical overview of what is happening with Omega -3, Omega -6 and what you can do to help prevent getting heart disease. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hester | 10/9/2011

    " A dry but informative history of fats, as well as a summary of the current state of knowledge about them. It is well written, but the chemical composition of various fats gets a little old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mardel Fehrenbach | 9/16/2011

    " Fascinating book, easy to read and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 8/16/2011

    " This is a book I loved. Easy to follow and very informative. Enjoyable to boot!! Would be a great addition to a science and nutrition unit for students. I read it over a year ago and rates right up there with The Brain That Changes Itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/27/2011

    " An excellent explanation of Omega-3s and their importance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sacha | 5/25/2011

    " A little bit technical at times for the non-scientist that I am, but I enjoyed it. It was written like a detective story, almost, which made it interesting. I learned a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 6/9/2010

    " For the first time after reading this book, I feel I understand this Omega 3/Omega 6 dietary principle. She explains it very clearly and it is very important if you want to keep healthy and clear headed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/11/2010

    " Interesting, a bit technical but contains some practical advise on nutrition.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hester | 11/12/2009

    " A dry but informative history of fats, as well as a summary of the current state of knowledge about them. It is well written, but the chemical composition of various fats gets a little old.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mardel | 7/11/2009

    " Fascinating book, easy to read and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toussaint | 4/10/2009

    " The information in this book will revolutionize how we look at diet, I hope. If you are interested in your health and staying healthy it's a must read.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/2/2008

    " This is a book I loved. Easy to follow and very informative. Enjoyable to boot!! Would be a great addition to a science and nutrition unit for students. I read it over a year ago and rates right up there with The Brain That Changes Itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pcallist | 7/31/2008

    " The information and thesis of this book is very helpful. See 'Good Calories, Bad Calories' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/31/2008

    " Concise, readable review of the history of omega-3 science. It's hard to understand why it took decades for the general public to become aware of this essential nutrient that is so lacking in the American diet, at great cost to our health. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kate | 6/20/2008

    " couldn't finish. not really that engaging "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/2/2008

    " Great chemical overview of what is happening with Omega -3, Omega -6 and what you can do to help prevent getting heart disease. "

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