Food and Western Disease Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective
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Description: The incidence of â€²Westernâ€² or â€²modernâ€² diseases increases worldwide year-on-year with more evidence linking their aetiology with humansâ€² diets. This exciting new book looks at what we know about human evolution and disease in relation to the diets that humans enjoy now and prehistorically.The book commences with a look at evolutionary medicine and then covers what we know about the food available to humans in palaeolithic times, and its nutritional components. The major section of the book which follows, covers the main â€²modernâ€² diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, overweight, dementia and hypertension. Aspects such as prevalance, relevant dietary factors and any prehistorical evidence for incidence are included for each condiditon. The book concludes with information covering risks associated with a palaeolithic diet, details concerning sustainable nutrition, and healthy eating.This important book provides an exciting and useful insight into this fascinating subject area and will be of great interest to nutritionists, dietitians and other members of the health professions. Evolutionary biologists and anthropologists will also find much of interest within the book. All university and research establishment where nutritional sciences, medicine, food science and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this title. Subject of great current interest â€²Westernâ€² diseases cost billions of dollars worldwide annually Author well-respected for his work in this area Covers major diseases: heart disease, stroke, overweight, cancer, demetia and hypertension
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Why do we get sick?|
|We are changing at pace with the continental drift|
|Are we adapted for milk and bread?|
|Expanding our perspective|
|The perspective of academic medicine|
|The concept of normality|
|Ancestral human diets|
|Ischaemic heart disease (coronary heart disease)|
|Type 2 diabetes|
|Overweight and obesity|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)|
|Dyslipidaemia (blood lipid disorders)|
|Risks with the Palaeolithic diet|
|Exaggerated drug effects|
|Evolutionary medicine instead of vegetarianism?|
|Traditional populations are spared from overweight and cardiovascular disease|
|Insulin resistance is more than abdominal obesity and diabetes|
|Non-Europeans are affected the hardest|
|'Foreign' proteins in the food|
|Effects of an ancestral diet|
|The ancestral diet: a new concept|