Medicine and evolution : current applications, future prospects / editor(s), Sarah Elton, Paul O'Higgins.

Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
1 online resource (318 p.)


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Can an evolutionary perspective be integrated in day-to-day practice and is it of value in medical education and training? If so, when and how? Highlighting exciting areas of research into the evolutionary basis of health and disease, Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications and Future Prospects answers these questions and more. It draws on work from anthropologists, life scientists, and clinicians to provide a multidisciplinary perspective. Contributors emphasize practical applications and address how their work may inform clinical practice and medical education. They consid
A CRC title.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-288) and index.
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  • 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 ... [et al.]
  • 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.
  • 0-429-13758-3
  • 1-281-37233-1
  • 9786611372330
  • 1-4200-5137-7
  • 476157203
  • 231661213
  • 10.1201/9781420051377
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