10 Diseases Caused by Evolutionary Mismatches

Many of the diseases and health problems that plague us in modern times are caused by a mismatch between genes and environment. This statement is supported by a large body of evidence (includes fossil studies, clinical trials,++). The number of mismatch diseases that affects contemporary people is staggering. Virtually every human alive today will develop some type of mismatch disorder during his/her life. The infographic below, which I just finished creating, focuses on a small subset of the diseases of civilization, some of which are very prevalent in industrialized societies.

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