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It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick by Greg Gibson

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Jackie and Ella

Diabetes is the global warming of public health. A crisis that will affect the lives of literally billions of people is looming with an inevitability that borders on irrepressible. We pretty much know the causes and even have a fair idea about how to prevent it. Yet inertia is such that somewhere between one-quarter and one-third of the world’s population will become diabetic in the next few generations. These are the proportions about to beset North America and Europe, but the developing world is rapidly following in step. So pervasive is the switch to fast foods and sedentary lifestyles that obesity and its consequences will soon replace malnutrition as the predominant food-related malady of even the poorest nations.

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