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Jasienska, Grazyna
The fragile wisdom : an evolutionary view on women's biology and health / Grazyna Jasienska
Alternate Title Evolutionary view on women's biology and health
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA778 .J43 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women -- Health and hygiene
Women -- Physiology
Reproductive health
Women -- Evolution
Evolution (Biology)
Physical Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-303) and index
Contents If reproductive hormones are so important, why is there so much variation? -- Coevolution of biology and culture : agriculture and selection for high levels of estrogens -- You are what you eat -- as a fetus -- The French paradox : did child welfare reduce the risk of heart disease? -- Intergenerational echoes of slavery -- The price of reproduction -- The ultimate test of costs of reproduction : life span -- Evolutionary past and modern diet -- Evolution and physical activity -- Evolutionary trade-offs and culture -- Fallacies of philanthropy -- Fixing genes versus fixing lifestyles

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