Evolution in health and disease describes how evolutionary thinking gives valuable insights and fresh perspectives into human health and disease establishing evolutionary biology as an essential complementary science for medicine integrating evolutionary thought into medical research and practice helps to explain the origins of many medical . Evolution in health and disease second edition stephen c stearns and jacob c koella describes how evolutionary thinking gives insight into human health and disease. The medical conditions discussed include diabetes obesity cardiovascular disease asthma allergies and other autoimmune diseases infectious diseases emerging diseases and aging it also provides insights into the evolutionary responses of pathogens to antibiotics and vaccines. Evolution in health and disease has 10 ratings and 0 reviews in this fully revised and updated edition the editors have integrated a completely new set. Evolution in health and disease oxford university press 2nd edition 2008 374 pp isbn 978 0 19 920746 6 paperback in section two we learn about the global spatial patterns of infectious diseases and human evolution human genetic variation medically relevant variation in the human genome ecogenetic variation and its
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