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Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

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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. 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. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.

About the Author

Sharon Moalem has a Ph.D. in human physiology and in the emerging fields of neurogenetics and evolutionary medicine. His research discovered a new genetic association for familial Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Moalem has also published papers in a wide variety of fields, from honeybee immunology to the evolutionary advantages of disease. He continues to work as a researcher while finishing his medical training at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Moalem lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060889661
Subtitle:
The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity
Author:
Moalem, Sharon
With:
Prince, Jonathan
Author:
Prince, Jonathan
Author:
by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince
Author:
by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 9.36 oz

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