The Chemistry World team discusses the benfits and drawbacks of the most maligned body tissue 

 

The Secret Life of Fat

Fat might not be fashionable, but it is essential. It is a living organ that communicates with the brain, controlling our behaviour and even influencing our reproductive cycles. These facts and more form the the subject of The secret life of fat: the science behind the body’s greatest puzzle by Sylvia Tara. Hear an extract from the book, and learn why we enoyed it so much.

You can read our review of The secret life of fat here, and find all our book reviews here.

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