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Medicine and Evolution
Current Applications, Future Prospects
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With evolutionary medicine now maturing, further interaction between anthropologists, life scientists, and health professionals is crucial for progress. This book presents an overview of the state of the science, integrating theory and practice to contribute to the development of reflexive thought within evolutionary medicine. International contributors from anthropology, the life sciences, and medicine provide their perspectives on how evolutionary approaches can inform medical practical and education. They take a critical, reflexive approach, in order to move the field from the descriptive to the analytical, and consider how and when it is useful to apply evolutionary thought to medicine.


Introduction, S. Elton and P. O'Higgins Environments, Adaptation, and Evolutionary Medicine, Should We Be Eating a Stone Age Diet? S. Elton Human Protein Requirements and Infection Stress among Young Children at the Origins of Agriculture, S.J. Ulijaszek Evolutionary Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes in Asia, T.M. Pollard, A. Nunez-de la Mora, and N.C. Unwin Seasonality, Climatic Unpredictability, Food Deprivation, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, L. Shaw and S. Elton Evolution and Endocrinology, The Regulation of Pregnancy Outcomes, V.J. Vitzthum Evolutionary Paediatrics, A Case Study in Applying Darwinian Medicine, H. Ball The Role of Helminthes in Human Evolution, Implications for Global Health in the 21st Century, A.M. Hurtado, M.A. Frey, I. Hurtado, K. Hill, and J. Baker Nonbizarre Delusions as Strategic Deception, E.H. Hagen Practical Aspects of Evolutionary Medicine, G.R. Bentley and R. Aunger Comparative and Evolutionary Biology in Medical and Dental Education, M.C. Dean Is There a Place for Evolutionary Medicine in UK Medical Education? P. O'Higgins and S. Elton Would Darwin Recognize Himself Here? J. Marks Index


ISBN-13: 9781420051377
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press Inc)
Publication date: June, 2008
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 156.00 x 235.00 x 22.00