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Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

Autor: Moalem, Sharon
Prince, Jonathan

Editorial: William Morrow & Company

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$25.95
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Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease : Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on - or off? Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. When the option is a long life with a disease or a short one without it, evolution opts for disease almost every time.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Salud y Bienestar   Diseases
Ciencia   Life Sciences
Medicina   Research

ISBN 13:9780060889654
ISBN 10:0060889659
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:267
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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