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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

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

ISBN13: 9780471352617

ISBN10: 0471352616

Evolving Health : The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick by Noel T. Boaz - ISBN 9780471352617
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
Evolving Health : The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick by Noel T. Boaz - ISBN 9780471352617

ISBN13: 9780471352617

ISBN10: 0471352616

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 02

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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

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.