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Food and western disease : health and nutrition from an evolutionary perspective

Author: Staffan Lindeberg
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2010.
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"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." "This book will be of great interest to nutritionists, dietitians and other members of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Staffan Lindeberg
ISBN: 9781405197717 1405197714
OCLC Number: 435728298
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Expanding our perspective --
Ancestral human diets --
Modern diseases --
Risks with the palaeolithic diet --
Viewpoint summary --
Healthy eating.
Other Titles: Maten och folksjukdomarna.
Responsibility: Staffan Lindeberg.

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The book commences with a look at evolutionary medicine and then covers what we know about the food available to humans in palaeolithic times, and its nutritional components. The major section of the  Read more...

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