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Author Lindeberg, Staffan, 1950-

Title Food and Western Disease : Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective / Staffan Lindeberg
Published Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : illustrations
Series Wiley InterScience Online books
Contents 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Swedish
Print version record
Subject Diet in disease.
Human evolution.
Nutritionally induced diseases.
Prehistoric peoples -- Food.
Chronic Disease.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009035246
ISBN 1118728858 (electronic bk.)
1444317180 (electronic bk.)
9781118728857 (electronic bk.)
9781444317183 (electronic bk.)
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