Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective / Edition 1

Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective / Edition 1

by Tessa M. Pollard
     
 

A synthesis of current understandings of evolutionary processes, and of the biology and epidemiology of disease.See more details below

Overview

A synthesis of current understandings of evolutionary processes, and of the biology and epidemiology of disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521617376
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #54
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Pollard graduated from Oxford University with degrees in Human Sciences and Biological Anthropology. She is currently a lecturer in Biological Anthropology at Durham University. She conducts research on risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in western and westernising populations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. An evolutionary history of human disease; 3. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; 4. The thrifty genotype versus thrifty phenotype debate: efforts to explain between population variation in rates of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; 5. Reproductive cancers; 6. Reproductive function, breastfeeding and the menopause; 7. Asthma and allergic disease; 8. Depression and stress; 9. Conclusion.

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