Mismatch The Lifestyle Diseases Timebomb

ISBN-10: 0199228388
ISBN-13: 9780199228386
Edition: 2008
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Description: We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes - selected through our evolution - and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012

We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes - selected through our evolution - and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a mismatch. We are seeing the impact of this mismatch in the explosion of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But it also has consequences in earlier puberty and old age. Bringing together the latest scientific research in evolutionary biology, development, medicine, anthropology and ecology, Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, both leading medical scientists, argue that many of our problems as modern-day humans can be understood in terms of this fundamental and growing mismatch. It is an insight that we ignore at our peril.

Match
Our comfort zone
Where have we come from?
When we were very young
Things ain't what they used to be
Constrained by our pastsMismatch
Coming of age
A life of luxury
Four score years and ten
Match and Mismatch
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