Excellent article - so informative, bookmarking this for future referral. Thanks for this primer and your extremely accessible writing!

Your article reminds me of my recent reverence of our part-fragile, mostly-resilient human body courtesy of Bill Bryson's unputdownable "The Body": We used to die of hunger and malnutrition, we now die of overindulgence and lifestyle.


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