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A Crisis Call For New Preventive Medicine

Emerging Effects Of Lifestyle On Morbidity And Mortality

A Crisis Call For New Preventive Medicine by Joseph A. Knight
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Of the ten most common causes of death in industrialized countries, at least two-thirds are lifestyle related (i.e. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol/drug abuse and the environment, among others).

The rapidly expanding elder population will put further demands on health care systems already burdened by the elderly and the poor. However, increasing age need not be associated with expanding health care costs if people improve their lifestyles.

Healthier lifestyles would signficantly reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, cataract and macular degeneration, among others. Moreover, they would significantly increase life expectancy and the quality of life. This invaluable book reviews the scientific medical evidence for the benefits of healthy lifestyles on aging, numerous diseases/disorders, and reduction of medical costs.

World Scientific Publishing Company; January 2004
773 pages; ISBN 9789814483575
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Title: A Crisis Call For New Preventive Medicine
Author: Joseph A. Knight
 
“The writing is absolutely clear, objective, and convincing … the scope and is amazingly up-to-date … this book will provide a major contribution to current debates about life-style factors in relation to human health and longevity.” F William Sunderman, Jr.
Former Chairman, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Connecticut
Editor, “Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science”