Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Medicine » Medical General » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Executive Departments of the US Government: Current Issues and Challenges
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Intermittent Hypoxia: From Molecular Mechanisms To Clinical Applications
02.Reburying the Past: The Effects of Repatriation and Reburial on Scientific Inquiry
03.Predictive Diagnostics and Personalized Treatment: Dream or Reality
04.Photodynamic Therapy: New Research
05.Rural Medical Education: Practical Strategies
06.Aromatase Inhibitors: Types, Mode of Action and Indications
07.Global View of the Fight Against Influenza
08.Percutaneous Valve Technology: Present and Future
09.Childhood Disorders of the Foot and Lower Limb
10.Clinical Chemistry Research
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to The Origin of Diseases
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
The Origin of Diseases
Retail Price: $89.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

Authors: Yun-Chul Hong (Daehakno, Chongno-Gu, Seoul. South Korea) 
Book Description:
While covering human history, civilization, and diseases to reveal why humans are sick with many ailments, this book provides the answers to the questions: “When, why, and how did humans contract all kinds of infectious and chronic diseases?”

The increasing occurrence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma and cancer does not simply denote increment in the incidence of diseases, but a pathological phenomenon that reflects the condition of humanity’s current environment.

With humanity’s graduation from the era of hunter-gatherers, infectious diseases and nutritional disorders started to appear at the beginning of the agricultural revolution. Humanity then shifted to an age of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and cancer, as they entered the era of affluence in the wake of the industrial revolution. Moreover, the disease pattern characterized by such chronic diseases is expected to change again soon to a new trend characterized by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
When contemplating the path of disease development and transition, we should simultaneously consider two aspects of humanity: as a biological being who adapts to his or her surrounding environment, and as a cultural creator who transforms and recreates the environment, because the changes in human behavior have as much impact on the direction of disease transition as our genes and environment do. Therefore, only after we appropriately understand the history, environment, and disease development of humanity will we be able to establish an adequate strategy for coping with diseases. We would have the upper hand if we have a better understanding of the origin of diseases. In five sections, this book shows how to understand such diseases through the intertwined process within the wide framework of human history. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Book Reviews

“This book provides a novel perspective on the way of understanding why we have diseases. The author persuasively argues that diseases are caused due to failure of our genes to adapt to environmental changes. After agricultural revolution and subsequent civilization, humankind has experienced the environmental changes that occurred at an unprecedented rate since the emergence of hominids on earth. Particularly, industrial revolution has caused drastic changes in our environments and lifestyles. This argument gives a wonderful insight into the concept of disease, widening our epistemic scope.” - Reviewed by Ju-Hong Jeon, PhD., Seoul National University College of Medicine

“The book’s theme of civilization and diseases was quite interesting to me, and I enjoyed reading the arguments and the theories presented therein.” - Reviewed by Hisashi Ogawa, MD

“It is very interesting. This book raised important perspectives. It was clearly a lot of work, with messages that will be helpful for the public and decision-makers to hear. This will also be an excellent addition to the lay literature.” - Reviewed by Kristie L. Ebi, Ph.D., MPH, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford University, USA

We’ve partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to make it easy for you to request permissions to reuse Nova content.
For more information, click here or click the "Get Permission" button below to link directly to this book on Copyright Clearance Center's website.

Table of Contents:
pp. ix-x

pp. 1-6

Chapter I Human Genes and the Environment
pp. 7-36

Chapter II The Eight Key Environmental Factors
pp. 37-96

Chapter III The Eight Key Diseases
pp. 97-155

Chapter IV New Callenges
pp. 157-202

pp. 203-207

pp. 209-211

      Pain and its Origins, Diagnosis and Treatments
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-HS)
   ISBN: 978-1-63485-781-9
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Special Focus Titles
01.Flavonoids in the Fight against Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
02.Resilience and Health: A Potent Dynamic
03.Alpha Lipoic Acid: New Perspectives and Clinical Use in Obstetrics and Gynecology
04.Advances in Psychobiology
05.Biodiversity in Time and Space
06.Multifaceted Autoethnography: Theoretical Advancements, Practical Considerations and Field Illustrations
07.Islam and Muslims in Europe
08.Violence Against Women in the 21st Century: Challenges and Future Directions
09.Challenges and Opportunities for Eurozone Governance
10.Flour: Production, Varieties and Nutrition
11.Liquid Metals: From Atomistic Potentials to Properties, Shock Compression, Earth's Core and Nanoclusters
12.Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs): Food Sources, Health Effects and Significance in Biochemistry

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

The Origin of Diseases