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

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ISBN-10: 0471352616

ISBN-13: 9780471352617

Edition: 2002

Authors: Noel T. Boaz

List price: $36.00
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Description:

This volume introduces major health findings from a new field of research known as evolutionary medicine. This research uses the history of human evolution to explain the origins of diseases and ailments such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Achieving Adaptive Normality, Your Evolutionary Birthright
How Our Health Evolved
An Evolutionary Child's Birthright: Perinatal and Pediatric Diseases
The Virus War
Cellular Stress: A General Model for Cancer
Breast Cancer, Prostate Diseases, and Cancers of the Reproductive System
Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure: A Story of Fish and Chips
Why We Smoke
Diabetes Mellitus and the "Thrifty Genotype"
Gout, Liver Enzymes, and Global Climate Change
Back Pain, Bad Knees, and Flatfeet
Gut Diseases
The Evolution of Psychiatric Disorders
Uncivilized Solutions: Reestablishing Adaptive Normality in Your Life
Notes
Index