Chapter 4. Modern Diseases

  1. Staffan Lindeberg MD, PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317176.ch4

Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

How to Cite

Lindeberg, S. (2009) Modern Diseases, in Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317176.ch4

Author Information

  1. Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Sankt Lars Primary Health Care Centre, 22185 Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197717

Online ISBN: 9781444317176

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • modern diseases;
  • potential prevention and treatment of common diseases in the modern world;
  • ischaemic heart disease - most common type of cardiovascular disease;
  • Kitava, Trobriand Islanders, subsisting on root vegetables - no instance of ischaemic heart disease;
  • Mediterranean diet - popular diet for ischaemic heart disease prevention;
  • Fatty fish (omega-3 fats) - ischaemic heart disease partly prevented;
  • food based on - lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and root vegetables, low energy density;
  • effect of diet on stroke;
  • common proteins in food and autoimmune reactions;
  • ongoing autoimmune diseases - circulating peptide and protein reduction a must

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ischaemic heart disease (coronary heart disease)

  • Stroke

  • Atherosclerosis

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Overweight and obesity

  • Insulin resistance

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Dyslipidaemia (blood lipid disorders)

  • Heart failure

  • Dementia

  • Cancer

  • Osteoporosis

  • Rickets

  • Iron deficiency

  • Autoimmune diseases