The Fetal Matrix: Evolution, Development and Disease

The Fetal Matrix: Evolution, Development and Disease

by Peter Gluckman, Mark Hanson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521834570

ISBN-13: 9780521834575

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

New discoveries indicate that the most important interactions in determining our fate occur before birth. These processes are an evolutionary echo of mechanisms which allowed our ancestors to survive as hunter-gatherers. Two of the world's leading pioneering authorities reveal exciting insights into a rapidly emerging field. They suggest new ways of protecting the

Overview

New discoveries indicate that the most important interactions in determining our fate occur before birth. These processes are an evolutionary echo of mechanisms which allowed our ancestors to survive as hunter-gatherers. Two of the world's leading pioneering authorities reveal exciting insights into a rapidly emerging field. They suggest new ways of protecting the health of the fetus, infant and adult and cover important triggers for many emerging diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

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ISBN-13:
9780521834575
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Shaping our destiny: genes, environment and their interactions; 2. Mother and fetus; 3. Fetal choices; 4. Predictive adaptive responses and human diseases; 5. Obesity, diabetes and other diseases; 6. The biology of predictive adaptive responses; 7. Predictive adaptive responses - critical processes in evolution; 8. Evolutionary echoes and the human camel; 9. Improving human health; 10. Fetal futures.

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