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Evolving Health : The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick

Evolving Health : The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471352617

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ISBN13: 978-0471352617
ISBN10: 0471352616
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2002
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Evolving Health : The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471352617

Noel T. Boaz

ISBN13: 978-0471352617
ISBN10: 0471352616
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Human illnesses can be understood as damage to those adaptations that we took on at various stages in our evolution from pre-life molecules to modern Homo sapiens. Preventing these illnesses entails avoiding what causes the damage -- which too frequently are the everyday hazards of twenty-first-century life.

Table of Contents

List of Tables.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.

1. Achieving Adaptive Normality, Your Evolutionary Birthright.

2. How Our Health Evolved.

3. An Evolutionary Child's Birthright: Perinatal and Pediatric Diseases.

4. The Virus War.

5. Cellular Stress: A General Model for Cancer.

6. Breast Cancer, Prostate Diseases, and Cancers of the Reproductive System.

7. Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure: A Story of Fish and Chips.

8. Why We Smoke.

9. Diabetes Mellitus and the "Thrifty Genotype".

10. Gout, Liver Enzymes, and Global Climate Change.

11. Back Pain, Bad Knees, and Flatfeet.

12. Gut Diseases.

13. The Evolution of Psychiatric Disorders.

14. Uncivilized Solutions: Reestablishing Adaptive Normality in Your Life.


Notes.
Index.

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