That a relation exists between lipids/lipoproteins and coronary artery disease is no longer an arguable point. However, the complexities associated with this relationship, and the number of factors that can impact and alter circumstances and clinical status, are many and diverse. Consequently, this relationship continues to receive a great deal of focus from researchers.
Lipid Metabolism and Health, in presenting the latest statement from those positioned on the cutting edge in this arena, provides an overview and historical perspective of the evolution of serum lipids and lipoproteins. It traces their development from a mere curiosity to their acceptance as an established and major coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor, and, ultimately, to their becoming the subject of clinical guidelines. Considerable attention is focused on the fundamentals, beginning with a chapter on basic lipidology, and progresses through such topics as lipid/lipoprotein metabolism, and the biology of atherosclerosis.
Additional topics include methodologies for measuring lipoproteins, clinical strategies used to manage unhealthy lipid levels, and discussion of important influential factors such as obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, diet/nutrition, exercise, cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke, and age, as well as gender, race, and other heredity factors.
Qualified and recognized experts in their specific fields of study were recruited by the editors to contribute chapters. They include top researchers in, nutrition, pharmacology, exercise science, and several areas of clinical medicine including cardiology, kinesiology, and immunology.
Lipid Metabolism and Health provides a useful scientific and educational tool for researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students seeking a timely and bona fide source of information on the relationship between lipids and health.
Table of Contents
Lipids and Health: Past, Present, and Future: Bryant A. Stamford and Robert J. Moffatt
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: William B. Kannel
Basic Lipidology: Jacqueline L. Dupont
Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism: Paul G. Davis and Jason D. Wagganer
The Vascular Biology of Atherosclerosis: Robert Carter III and Harlan P. Jones
Exercise Training and Endothelial Function in Patients at Risk for and with Documented Coronary Artery Disease: Tom LaFontaine and Jeffrey L. Roitmann
Essential Laboratory Methods for Blood Lipid and Lipoprotein Analysis: Peter W. Grandjean and Sofiya Alhassan
Metabolic Syndrome: Vic Ben-Ezra
Obesity, Lipoproteins, and Exercise: Theodore J. Angelopoulos
Pharmacological Treatments of Lipid Abnormalities: Sachin M. Navare and Paul D. Thompson
New Insights on the Role of Lipids and Lipoproteins in Cardiovascular Disease: The Modulating Effects of Nutrition: Kirsten F. Hilpert, Amy E. Griel, Tricia Psota, Sarah Gebauer, Yumei Coa, and Penny M. Kris-Etherton
Physical Activity, Exercise, Blood Lipids, and Lipoproteins: J. Larry Durstine and Andrea C. Summer
Acute Changes in Lipids and Lipoprotein-Lipids Induced by Exercise: Stephen F. Crouse
Smoking, Heart Disease, and Lipoprotein Metabolism: Robert J. Moffatt, Sarah Chelland, and Bryant A. Stamford
Lipid and Lipoprotein Concentrations in Americans: Ethnicity and Age: Michael R. Kushnick and Lynn B. Panton
"The individual chapters are well and authoritatively written, with exceptionally good documentation. …The chapters have direct clinical and preventative relevance, clarity, and practical advice. …This book is highly recommended to anyone needing directly applicable up-to-date consensus information on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and on how to formulate public policy, health education, and clinical preventative management to reduce them."
-Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 27, No. 4