Prof. Rodrigo Valenzuela Baez
Universidad de Chile, Chile
Lipids (fats and oils) are a wide range of organic molecules that serve several functions in organisms. Lipids are essential components of our diet, highlighting their important contribution in energy, representing 9 kcal/g (or 37.7 kJ/g), and by some components relevant to the metabolism, such as essential fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins and sterols (cholesterol and phytosterols). Besides this, lipids have key roles in human growth and development, along with promoting, preventing and/or participating in the origin or eventually in the treatment of various diseases. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive review about the structure and metabolism of lipids, particularly highlighting the importance of these molecules in the body and considering the interest of some lipids in health and disease.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), in the Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
in the book "Neurodegenerative Diseases - Processes, Prevention, Protection and Monitoring" edited by Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, ISBN 978-953-307-485-6, InTech, December 12, 2011
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Mood Disorders: Why and How to Provide Supplementation?
in the book "Mood Disorders" edited by Nese Kocabasoglu, ISBN 978-953-51-0959-4, InTech, January 1, 2013
Overview About Lipid Structure
in the book "Lipid Metabolism" edited by Rodrigo Valenzuela Baez, ISBN 978-953-51-0944-0, InTech, January 1, 2013