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Contents Preface Contributors PART ONE Background 1 An Overview of Evolutionary Medicine Wenda Trevathan, E. O. Smith, and James J. McKenna PART TWO Politics, Nutrition, and Diet 2 Human Evolution, Diet, and Nutrition: When the Body Meets the Buffet Bethany L. Turner, Kenneth Maes, Jennifer Sweeney, and George J. Armelagos 3 Diabesity and Darwinian Medicine: The Evolution of an Epidemic Leslie Sue Lieberman 4 To Eat, or What Not To Eat: A Critique of the Official Norwegian Dietary Guidelines Iver Mysterud, Dag Viljen Poleszynski, Fedon A. Lindberg, and Stig A. Bruset 5 Cow¿s Milk Consumption and Health: An Evolutionary Perspective Andrea S. Wiley PART THREE Sex, Reproduction, and Health 6 Not by Bread Alone: The Role of Psychosocial Stress in Age at First Reproduction and in Health Inequalities James S. Chisholm and David A. Coall 7 Early Life Effects on Reproductive Function Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora and Gillian R. Bentley 8 Impaired Reproductive Function in Women in Western and ¿Westernizing¿ Populations: An Evolutionary Approach Tessa M. Pollard and Nigel Unwin 9 Should Women Menstruate? An Evolutionary Perspective on Menstrual-Suppressing Oral Contraceptives Lynnette Leidy Sievert 10 An Evolutionary Perspective on Premenstrual Syndrome: Implications for Investigating Infectious Causes of Chronic Disease Caroline Doyle, Holly A. Swain Ewald, and Paul W. Ewald 11 The Possible Role of Eclampsia/Preeclampsia in the Evolution of Human Reproduction Pierre-Yves Robillard, Gustaaf Dekker, Gérard Chaouat, Jean Chaline, and Thomas C. Hulsey PART FOUR Environments, Normality, and Lifetime Health 12 Breastfeeding and Mother-Infant Sleep Proximity: Implications for Infant Care Helen Ball and Kristin Klingaman 13 Why Words Can Hurt Us: Social Relationships, Stress, and Health Mark V. Flinn 14 Why Are We Vulnerable To Acute Mountain Sickness? Cynthia M Beall 15 Evolution and Modern Behavioral Problems: The Case of Addiction Daniel H. Lende 16 After Dark: The Evolutionary Ecology of Human Sleep Carol M. Worthman PART FIVE Chronic Diseases, Old Treatments, and More Misunderstanding 17 Evolutionary Medicine and Obesity: Developmental Adaptive Responses in Human Body Composition Jack Baker, Magdalena Hurtado, Osbjorn Pearson, and Troy Jones 18 The Developmental Origins of Adult Health: Intergenerational Inertia in Adaptation and Disease Christopher W. Kuzawa 19 An Evolutionary Perspective on the Causes of Chronic Diseases: Atherosclerosis as an Illustration Paul W. Ewald 20 Genes, Geographic Ancestry, and Disease Susceptibility: Applications of Evolutionary Medicine to Clinical Settings Douglas E. Crews and Linda M. Gerber 21 From Ancient Seas to Modern Disease: Evolution and Congestive Heart Failure E. Jennifer Weil 22 Evolution at the Intersection of Biology and Medicine Stephen Lewis 23 The Importance of Evolution for Medicine Randolph M. Nesse References Endnotes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Disease -- etiology -- Essays.
Evolution -- Essays.
Epidemiologic Factors -- Essays.
Humans -- Essays.
Philosophy, Medical -- Essays.