The Fragile Wisdom

The Fragile Wisdom

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Womena€™s physiology evolved to aid reproduction, not to reduce disease. Any traita€”however detrimental to post-reproductive healtha€”is preserved in the next generation if it increases the chances of having offspring who will survive and reproduce. For this reason, the author argues, many common diseases are especially difficult for women to prevent.A short-term project of calcium supplementation of pregnant Mexican women suggested that bone turnover in the mother ... So far it seems that supplementing with either energy or calcium during pregnancy or lactation does not bring expected ... In many populations, reduction in energy expenditure is an unlikely option, because women must continue their usual work ... In this poor community women used to carry water to their houses over great distances, especially during the dryanbsp;...

Title:The Fragile Wisdom
Author:Grazyna Jasienska
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-01-14


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