“This groundbreaking book . . . will forever change how you think about women’s health. Pass along a copy to your doctor.”—Healing Retreats & Spas
In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Marianne Legato, one of the most respected scientists in her field, shares the truth about how women and men are fundamentally different in virtually every system of the body—from the composition of their saliva to the way their guts, brains, and hearts function. Such differences are critical variations that doctors must recognize in order to spot and treat disease. Eve’s Rib is a powerful tool for women eager to understand the ways their bodies work—and how to use this information to provide essential care for themselves and their loved ones.
Here are just a few critical differences that can save your life:
· Many women do not experience the classic symptoms of a heart attack and instead have pain in the upper abdomen or back, intense shortness of breath, nausea, and profuse sweating. They may be easily misdiagnosed.
· Women metabolize drugs differently than men do.
· Smoking damages a specific gene in females, which causes a fourfold increase in the likelihood that a woman who smokes will die of cancer.
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“Legato takes a fresh and much broader look at what she calls ‘the new science of gender-specific medicine,’ a melding of clinical practice and cutting edge research that she did much to pioneer.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Marianne J. Legato, M.D., is one of the foremost experts in the field of gender-specific medicine. A classically trained medical investigator, Dr. Legato has been supported by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health throughout her career. In 1997, she founded the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. She was named Outstanding Woman of the Year in Science in 2002 by the American Medical Women’s Association. She lectures widely and lives in New York City.
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Book Description Three Rivers Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11140004829X
Book Description Three Rivers Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 140004829X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1857133