The International Bestseller, as featured in The Times
Fat is a vital yet hugely under-rated organ.
Fat has become a dirty word, but we know so little about how it really works. In Fat, expert doctors and obesity researchers Dr Mariëtte Boon and Professor Liesbeth van Rossum present the ground-breaking research which explodes many of the myths and prejudices surrounding body fat and will make us completely rethink our relationship with it.
Making use of the cutting-edge research in this specialist field, this fascinating and entertaining book will explain how fat generates important hormones, communicates with our brains and is, indeed, essential for staying alive. Informative yet accessible, Fat: The Secret Organ is important reading, not only for people who have struggled with their weight, but for everybody who is serious about their health.
Worried about piling on the pounds while stuck at home on lockdown? Give yourself a break, because fat is VITAL. New book Fat: The Secret Organ by doctors Mariette Boon and Liesbeth Van Rossum, an obesity specialist, aims to shed light on an aspect of our body that gets a bad press.
an eye-opening book which casts a tired subject in a new light ― Glasgow Herald
About the Author
Mariëtte Boon (1988), MD, PhD is internal medicine specialist in training. Her research, per- formed at the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, focuses on fat metabolism. She has been awarded numerous pres- tigious national and international prizes for her research. Her favourite sport is tennis and her favourite food chocolate.
Professor Liesbeth van Rossum, PhD is internist-endocrinologist at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. She is co-founder of Obesity Center CGG, and has an inter- nationally leading position in the field of obesity and biological stress research. Van Rossum is a frequently invited speaker, including a TEDx talk, and received over 20 (inter)national awards for her scientific research. She's also an athletics fanatic.