[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

[IP] Marilyn Vos Savant Article, Parade Magazine, May 23

Thought you might all enjoy this:

Question:  Is diabetes more common these days?  I see references to it
everywhere.  If so, why would that be?

Answer:  Modern Medicine has made great strides in the treatment of
chronic--and deadly--diseases like diabetes mellitus, hemophilia and
phenylketonuria, which are genetic in origin. All are much more common today
than they were only 50 years ago.  This is because these people now live
long enought to produce children with the same disease, whereas in the past
they might have died first or have been too ill to have the opportunity.
    This is an example of natural selection becoming less effective in our
modern world, although these people are not less fit in a Darwinian sense.
As long as the environment includes the medical care that they need, they
are nearly as fit as the rest of us.  (you can send e-mail to
email @ redacted )

- ----------------------------------------------------------
Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org