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Title Medicine and evolution : current applications, future prospects / edited by Sarah Elton, Paul O'Higgins
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Society for the Study of Human Biology series ; 48
Society for the Study of Human Biology series ; 48.
Contents Environments, adaptation, and evolutionary medicine : should we be eating a stone age diet? / Sarah Elton -- Human protein requirements and infection stress among young children at the origins of agriculture / Stanley J. Ulijaszek -- Evolutionary perspectives on type 2 diabetes in Asia / Tessa M. Pollard, Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora, and Nigel Unwin -- Seasonality, climatic unpredictability, food deprivation, and polycystic ovary syndrome / Laurence Shaw and Sarah Elton -- Evolution and endocrinology : the regulation of pregnancy outcomes / Virginia J. Vitzthum -- Evolutionary paediatrics : a case study in applying Darwinian medicine / Helen Ball -- The role of helminthes in human evolution : implications for global health in the 21st century / A. Magdalena Hurtado [and others] -- Nonbizarre delusions as strategic deception / Edward H. Hagen -- Practical aspects of evolutionary medicine / Gillian R. Bentley and Robert Aunger -- Comparative and evolutionary biology in medical and dental education / M. Christopher Dean -- Is there a place for evolutionary medicine in UK medical education? / Sarah Elton and Paul O'Higgins -- Would Darwin recognise himself here? / Jonathan Marks
Summary With evolutionary medicine now maturing, further interaction between anthropologists, life scientists, and health professionals is crucial for progress. This book presents an overview of the state of the science, integrating theory and practice to contribute to the development of reflexive thought within evolutionary medicine. International contributors from anthropology, the life sciences, and medicine provide their perspectives on how evolutionary approaches can inform medical practical and education. They take a critical, reflexive approach, in order to move the field from the descriptive to the analytical, and consider how and when it is useful to apply evolutionary thought to medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288) and index
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Human evolution -- Congresses
Evolution (Biology) -- Congresses
Medicine -- Congresses
Physical anthropology.
Evolution (Biology)
Hominidae -- physiology
Anthropology, Physical
Biological Evolution
physical anthropology.
Evolution (Biology)
Human evolution.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Elton, Sarah
O'Higgins, Paul
ISBN 9781420051346