Mismatch : Why Our World No Longer Fits Our Bodies

by Peter Gluckman & Mark Hanson

QH 456 .G58 2006

“We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. … There is a mismatch.  We are seeing the impact of this mismatch in the explosion of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.  But it also has consequences in earlier puberty and old age.  Bringing together the latest scientific research in evolutionary biology, development, medicine, anthropology and ecology, Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, both leading medical scientists, argue that many of our problems as modern-day humans can be understood in terms of this fundamental and growing mismatch.  It is an insight that we ignore at our peril.”    -back cover

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