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Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine

From Research to Policy and Practice

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The aim of this edited book is to provide health professionals, across a wide variety of specialisms, with a targeted access to evolutionary medicine. Throughout the book, the views of both medical and evolutionary...

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The aim of this edited book is to provide health professionals, across a wide variety of specialisms, with a targeted access to evolutionary medicine. Throughout the book, the views of both medical and evolutionary scientists on the latest relevant research is presented with a focus on practical implications. The inclusion of boxes explaining the theoretical background as well as both a glossary for technical terms and a lay summary for non- specialists enable medical researchers, public health professionals, policy makers, physicians, students, scholars and the public alike to quickly and easily access appropriate information. This edited volume is thus relevant to anyone keen on finding out how evolutionary medicine can improve the health and well-being of people. 

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This is the first book of evolutionary medicine organized by medical subfields

Provides a truly inter-disciplinary perspective, with contributions from medics, anthropologists, psychologist and biologists

Highlights the importance of evolution in understanding health and disease in humans

Includes the views of both evolutionists and medics on the latest relevant medical research

Preface
Chapter 1: Applying evolutionary thinking in medicine: an introduction
Chapter 2: “Foetal-maternal conflicts” and adverse outcomes in human pregnancies
Chapter 3: Obstructed labour: the classic obstetric dilemma and beyond
Chapter 4: Bottle feeding: the impact on postpartum depression, birth spacing and autism
Chapter 5: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Chapter 6: The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: adaptation reconsidered
Chapter 7: Is calculus relevant to survival? Managing the evolutionary novelty of modern education
Chapter 8: Binge eating, Disinhibition and obesity
Chapter 9: Evolutionary aspects of the dietary omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio: medical implications
Chapter 10: Evolutionary paradigms in cardiology: the case of chronic heart failure
Chapter 11: Evolutionary imprints on cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
Chapter 12: Darwinian Strategies to Avoid the Evolution of Drug Resistance During Cancer Treatment
Chapter 13: Why chemotherapy does not work: cancer genome evolution and the illusion of oncogene addiction
Chapter 14: Evolution, Infection, and Cancer
Chapter 15: Microbes, Parasites and Immune diseases
Chapter 16: Evolutionary principles and Host Defense
Chapter 17: Helminth immunoregulation and Multiple Sclerosis treatment
Chapter 18: Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases
Chapter 19: Dementias of the Alzheimer type: views through the lens of evolutionary biology suggest amyloid-driven brain aging is balanced against host defence
Chapter 20: The Evolutionary Etiologies of Autism Spectrum and Psychotic-Affective Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 21: Why are humans vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease?
Chapter 22: Evolutionary approaches to depression: prospects and limitations
Chapter 23: The ups and downs of placebos. 
“This book challenges the current thinking on some of the basics of disease. … This is a book for the visionaries and researchers in medicine, to provoke thought and expand the realm of possibilities for future research. … this is a book for those whose careers are more focused on questioning the status quo and where medicine should be headed. For all its controversial ideas, it is a very interesting and thought-provoking book.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)
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Alexandra Alvergne is Associate Professor in Biocultural Anthropology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. She trained as a human behavioural ecologist in France, focusing on the evolutionary and ecological determinants of male reproductive and parental behaviour. She then held a Newton International Fellowship in the Anthropology Department at University College London, where she researched how biological and cultural evolutionary processes intersect in shaping diversity in health decision-making, particularly contraceptive uptake. Now in post at Oxford University, she runs the course “Evolutionary thinking in medicine” for students in Human Sciences...

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Alexandra Alvergne is Associate Professor in Biocultural Anthropology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. She trained as a human behavioural ecologist in France, focusing on the evolutionary and ecological determinants of male reproductive and parental behaviour. She then held a Newton International Fellowship in the Anthropology Department at University College London, where she researched how biological and cultural evolutionary processes intersect in shaping diversity in health decision-making, particularly contraceptive uptake. Now in post at Oxford University, she runs the course “Evolutionary thinking in medicine” for students in Human Sciences (BA), Archeology & Anthropology (BA) and Medical Anthropology (MSc), and she is developing research programs linking evolution, medicine and anthropology.

 

Charlotte Faurie is a CNRS researcher in Human Evolutionary Biology at the Institute for Evolutionary Sciences in Montpellier University, France. She trained as an evolutionary biologist, focusing on the evolution of the polymorphism of hand preference in human populations. She then held a Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellowship in the UK, in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at Sheffield University, where she investigated the effects of competitive and cooperative interactions among siblings on life-history traits. Back in France, she focused on questions about parental investment, and how sexual selection shapes the evolution of cooperation in humans. She currently leads research programs on human genetic and behavioural adaptations, and on the medicalization of birth. She teaches evolutionary biology and medicine in several master’s programs in France. She is also a student at the Medical School of Montpellier.

 

Crispin Jenkinson is Professor of Health Services Research, and Director of the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), at the Nuffield Department of Population Health and a Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. He graduated from Bedford College (University of London) before coming to Oxford where he gained an MSc in Psychology and then undertook research on the psychological impact of long-term illness for a DPhil. Prior to joining the HSRU in 1992, he was a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His main research interests include patient reported outcomes and health status measurement, the evaluation of patient experiences of medical care, and methodology. He has extensive experience of developing and validating outcome measures and, in collaboration with others, has conducted randomised controlled trials in which such instruments have been primary end-points.  

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