Survival of the Sickest The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

ISBN-10: 0060889667
ISBN-13: 9780060889661
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.

Jonathan Prince was a senior adviser and speechwriter in the Clinton White House and oversaw communications strategy at NATO during the war in Kosovo. He was named one of America's Best and Brightest by Esquire in 2005 for his work to improve political advertising. With former U.S. senator John Edwards and Edwards's daughter Cate, Prince edited Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives.

Introduction
Ironing It Out
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Temperature Go Down
The Cholesterol Also Rises
Hey, Bud, Can You Do Me a Fava?
Of Microbes and Men
Jump into the Gene Pool
Methyl Madness: Road to the Final Phenotype
That's Life: Why You and Your iPod Must Die
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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