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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Publication details for Dr Tessa M. Pollard

Pollard, T.M. (2008). Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author(s) from Durham


This book explores the impact of the modern western lifestyle on human health. The application of an evolutionary perspective provides a strong theoretical foundation to an analysis of health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, stress, breast cancer and allergy. See: