Ensure Your Health Young

 Posted by on 4 August 2006 at 6:27 am  Uncategorized
Aug 042006

This NY Times article is a fascinating look at the causes of the robust health enjoyed by modern Americans. Although medications are helpful, the fact is that we suffer from the diseases themselves far less often, far later in life, and far less severely than did our ancestors. So what explains that? Scientists suspect that better living, particularly better nutrition and fewer serious diseases (thanks to vaccines) for fetuses and babies (i.e. through age two) is responsible. Fascinating! (Hat tip: Virginia Postrel)

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