9780060889661

Survival of the Sickest : The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

  • ISBN 13:

    9780060889661

  • ISBN 10:

    0060889667

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/16/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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.

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