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Title:
Healthy oils : fact versus fiction
Author:
Goldstein, Myrna Chandler, 1948-
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
viii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Used in moderation, many oils can be beneficial to one's diet and lifestyle. This book presents accurate information on more than two dozen oils, examining the health claims associated with popular oils along with the clinical research findings"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781440828751
Format :
Book

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Summary

Used in moderation, many oils can be beneficial to one's diet and lifestyle. This book presents accurate information on more than two dozen oils, examining the health claims associated with popular oils along with the clinical research findings.

* Presents an easy-to-read, broad introduction to the entire field of healthy edible oils

* Provides up-to-date information derived from the latest research that will empower readers to make wise choices about including moderate amounts of oils in their diet

* Includes endnotes, online and print references and resources, and a glossary of key terms


Author Notes

Myrna Chandler Goldstein has been a freelance writer for 25 years.

Mark A. Goldstein, MD, is chief of adolescent and young adult medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.


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Choice Review

Recognizing that all oils are high in caloric content, the authors of this handy reference identify the healthier oils and bring together available research. M. C. Goldstein (freelance writer) and M. A. Goldstein (Harvard Medical School) found sufficient studies to discuss the following oils: almond, argan, avocado, borage seed, canola, coconut, cod liver, evening primrose, fish, flaxseed, jojoba, krill, olive, peanut, peppermint, pumpkin seed, red palm, rice bran, safflower, salmon, saw palmetto, sea buckthorn, sesame, sunflower, walnut, and wheat germ. Readers will discover multiple entries for olive oil and coconut oil. That most oils have a single entry reflects the scarcity of available research studies. Entries are alphabetically arranged and provide some history and background; information on specific health benefits; and a list of references and resources, including magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites. A glossary of terms and a detailed index add to the usefulness of this ready reference. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. --Marie A. Kascus, Central Connecticut State University


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Almond Oilp. 1
Argan Oilp. 6
Avocado Oilp. 10
Borage Seed Oilp. 15
Canola Oilp. 19
Coconut Oil: Overviewp. 24
Coconut Oil and Cardiovascular Healthp. 40
Cod Liver Oilp. 43
Evening Primrose Oilp. 48
Fish Oil: Overviewp. 53
Fish Oil and Aging-Related Issuesp. 58
Fish Oil and Arthritisp. 62
Fish Oil and Bone Healthp. 66
Fish Oil and Cancerp. 70
Fish Oil and Cardiovascular Healthp. 75
Fish Oil and Children's Healthp. 79
Fish Oil and Pregnancyp. 83
Fish Oil and Psychiatric Healthp. 87
Flaxseed Oil: Overviewp. 91
Flaxseed Oil and Cardiovascular Healthp. 97
Jojoba Oilp. 101
Krill Oilp. 105
Olive Oil: Overviewp. 110
Olive Oil and Bone Healthp. 115
Olive Oil and Cancerp. 119
Olive Oil and Breast Cancerp. 123
Olive Oil and Colorectal Cancerp. 127
Olive Oil and Prostate Cancerp. 132
Olive Oil and Cardiovascular Healthp. 136
Olive Oil and Diabetesp. 142
Olive Oil and Memory Functionp. 147
Olive Oil and Skinp. 151
Olive Oil and Weight Managementp. 155
Peanut Oilp. 159
Peppermint Oilp. 164
Pumpkin Seed Oilp. 169
Red Palm Oilp. 173
Rice Bran Oilp. 177
Safflower Oilp. 181
Salmon Oil: Overviewp. 186
Salmon Oil and Memory Functionp. 190
Saw Palmetto Oilp. 194
Sea Buckthorn Oilp. 198
Sesame Oilp. 203
Sunflower Oilp. 208
Walnut Oilp. 212
Wheat Germ Oilp. 216
Glossaryp. 221
Indexp. 225
About the Authorsp. 235

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