Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
Genre: Medicine
ASIN: 0805073698
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? Biologist Robert Sapolsky presents the case that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life.
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About the Book

Sapolsky’s¬†intention is to show that modern lifestyle, and how the individual reaction to it, can have a major impact on health. I’d recommend the book to anyone with an interest in how the body works as wonderfully as it does, to those who wonder why they get sick when they’re stressed out, yet their neighbor never seems to.

Robert M. Sapolsky is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco.¬†Although he doesn’t subscribe to the school of thought that hope cures all disease, Sapolsky highlights the studies that suggest we do have some control over stress-related ailments, based on how we perceive the stress and the kinds of social support we have.

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