Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolism
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolism explores major roles of PUFA in the body, including its role as a component of cell membranes where it provides substrates for the synthesis of lipid second messengers. Recent studies are unraveling the effect of interactions between diet and endocrine factors and genetic and epigenetic variation on the regulation of PUFA biosynthesis in animals. Together, these recent findings provide novel insight into the impact differences in PUFA supply have on health. This book captures these findings in a state-of-the-art manner that places them in the wider context of PUFA metabolism and nutritional science.
Users will find a comprehensive discussion on the topic that presents the contributions of leading researchers whose combined knowledge creates a cohesive academic resource for researchers, those involved in production of PUFA, and health policy makers.