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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Pharmacology
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antitbiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Blaser, Martin J.
ISBN 13: 
9780805098105
ISBN 10: 
0805098100
Category: 
ConsHlth: Pharmacology
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Henry Holt and Company
Format: 
Cloth
LC Call Number: 
RM267.B57 2014
Status: 
Active
Affiliation: 
Human Microbiome Program at NYU
Audience: 
Consumer/ Patient
Dimensions: 
9.5 x 1.0 x 6.4 in
Pages: 
273
Weight: 
1.03
Retail Price: 
28.00
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Synopsis:
A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances- antibiotics-threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

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