Free Medical Books Nutrition

The Metabolic Ghetto PDF


The Metabolic Ghetto PDF: An Evolutionary Perspective on Nutrition Power Relations and Chronic Disease

The Metabolic Ghetto
Author Professor Jonathan C. K. Wells
File size 14.52 MB
Year 2016
Pages 622
Language English
File format PDF
Category Free Medical Books,Nutrition
Download the Book

Book Description:

Chronic diseases have rapidly become the leading global cause of morbidity and mortality, yet there is poor understanding of this transition, or why particular social and ethnic groups are especially susceptible. In this book, Wells adopts a multidisciplinary approach to human nutrition, emphasising how power relations shape the physiological pathways to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Part I reviews the physiological basis of chronic diseases, presenting a ‘capacity-load’ model that integrates the nutritional contributions of developmental experience and adult lifestyle. Part II presents an evolutionary perspective on the sensitivity of human metabolism to ecological stresses, highlighting how social hierarchy impacts metabolism on an intergenerational timescale. Part III reviews how nutrition has changed over time, as societies evolved and coalesced towards a single global economic system. Part IV integrates these physiological, evolutionary and politico-economic perspectives in a unifying framework, to deepen our understanding of the societal basis of metabolic ill-health.

Meta Keywords: The Metabolic Ghetto PDF, The Metabolic Ghetto PDF Free Download, The Metabolic Ghetto PDF Ebook, free medical books, medical, medical books free download, medical books, free medical, medical dental books, nursing books, free ebook download, medical textbook, books for medical students


About the author

Dr.Jack

I'm a Doctor.
Collecting Free Medical Books is my Favorite.
If you think that this Website helped you please ‬((Share It))
Thanks a lot