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Food and Western Disease : Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective / Staffan Lindeberg.

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Subject: Nutritionally induced diseases.
Human evolution.
Diet in disease.
Prehistoric peoples > Food.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Chronic Disease.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781444317183
  • ISBN: 1444317180
  • ISBN: 9781118728857
  • ISBN: 1118728858
  • ISBN: 9781444317176
  • ISBN: 1444317172
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Expanding our perspective -- Ancestral human diets -- Modern diseases -- Risks with the palaeolithic diet -- Viewpoint summary -- Healthy eating.
Summary: Nutrition science is a highly fractionated, contentious field with rapidly changing viewpoints on both minor and major issues impacting on public health. With an evolutionary perspective as its basis, this exciting book provides a framework by which the discipline can finally be coherently explored. By looking at what we know of human evolution and disease in relation to the diets that humans enjoy now and prehistorically, the book allows the reader to begin to truly understand the link between diet and disease in the Western world and move towards a greater knowledge of what can be defined as the optimal human diet.
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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