Modification of Lipid Metabolism is a collection of proceedings presented at the Symposium on Modification of Lipid Metabolism, held during the American Chemical Society meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 10-11, 1974. The symposium provided a forum for discussing advances in the modification of lipid metabolism and tackled topics ranging from the effect of dietary rapeseed oil on cardiac tissue to inborn errors of lipid metabolism and lysosomal storage disorders. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of advances in the composition, structure, and functions of lipids in metabolic pathways, followed by a discussion on the effect of dietary rapeseed oil on cardiac tissue. The reader is then introduced to genetic lipid storage diseases, along with their diagnosis and treatment. Viral modification of cell surface glycosphingolipids as an important factor in contact inhibition of cell growth and division is also examined. Subsequent chapters deal with different approaches to the problem of obesity, dietary regulation of lipid storage and the use of a metabolic inhibitor to reduce lipid storage; the importance of perinatal nutrition; factors in the environment that may effect tissue lipids and their metabolism; and phase transitions in membranes and the effect of temperature changes on changes in lipids and proteins of membranes. This monograph should be of interest to practitioners in the fields of biology, biochemistry, and food science and nutrition.