Peter D. Gluckman

Mismatch : The Lifestyle Diseases Timebomb

Paperback

7.00 Incl. VAT

Out of stock

SKU/ISBN: 9780199228386 Category:

Description

We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes – selected through our evolution – and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a mismatch. We are seeing the impact of this mismatch in the explosion of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But it also has consequences in earlier puberty and old age. Bringing together the latest scientific research in evolutionary biology, development, medicine, anthropology and ecology, Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, both leading medical scientists, argue that many of our problems as modern-day humans can be understood in terms of this fundamental and growing mismatch. It is an insight that we ignore at our peril.

Additional information

Author

Format

Condition

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Mismatch : The Lifestyle Diseases Timebomb”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *