Good Fats, Bad Fats

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Allen & Unwin, 1997 - Fat - 176 pages
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A compact, affordable health guide to all the good and bad fats you are likely to encounter, and their potential effects on your health and well-being.
 

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Contents

Fat requirements
11
Essential fatty acids EFAs
32
Trans fatty acids
46
Percentage energy from fat
59
The disadvantages of fats
72
Which changes are best?
86
Dietary fat and diabetes
104
Fat makes fat
118
Easy lowfat meal suggestions
131
Fatfree fats
135
Other fake fats
147
Other fat substitutes
154
Index
161
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About the author (1997)

Rosemary Stanton is Australia's best-known nutritionist. She is the author of more than 20 books, appears frequently on television and radio, and contributes regular columns to many publications. In her consulting business she acts as an advisor to State and Commonwealth government departments, sports associations and teams, advertising and public relations companies, as well as lecturing to students, doctors, nurses and teachers. Rosemary is also the co-author (with Garry Egger) of the best-selling Gutbuster weight loss series of books.

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