Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

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Wiley, Oct 29, 2009 - Medical - 368 pages
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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.

  • Written by a leading expert
  • Covers all major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, stroke and dementia
  • Details the benefits and risks associated with the Palaeolithic diet
  • Draws conclusions on key topics including sustainable nutrition and the question of healthy eating

This important book provides an exciting and useful insight into this fascinating subject area and will be of great interest to nutritionists, dietitians and other members of the health professions. Evolutionary biologists and anthropologists will also find much of interest within the book. All university and research establishments where nutritional sciences, medicine, food science and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this title.

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Review: Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

User Review  - Radostina Georgieva - Goodreads

This book made me a fan of the Paleo diet. I lived on it for half a year and I felt great! lost weight without even trying too! The only problem I see with it is that it's quite expensive. Also, a bit difficult for vegetarians like myself. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie Hughes - Goodreads

Dr. Lindeberg gives a fascinating look at evolutionary nutrition. Gives you a good European background on the issues. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Staffan Lindeberg is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Lund University, Sweden and a practicing GP at St Lars Primary Health Care Centre, Lund, Sweden.

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