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Too Much of a Good Thing: How 4 Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us

Summary: The genetic traits that once helped us live longer are now at the root of illness and death.
Air Date: 12/19/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Lee Goldman, MD
leeDr. Lee Goldman is Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. 

An internationally renowned cardiologist, he developed the Goldman Criteria (a set of guidelines for health care professionals to determine which patients with chest pain require hospital admission) and the Goldman Index (a method for predicting which patients will have heart problems after surgery). 

He’s the author of more than 480 medical articles and also the lead editor of Goldman-Cecil Medicine, the oldest continuously published medical textbook in the United States.
  • Book Title: Too Much of a Good Thing: How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us
Too Much of a Good Thing: How 4 Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us
The average lifespan has doubled in the past 200 years, but the rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease continue to climb. 

Could it be that the genetic traits that once helped everyone live longer are now at the root of illness and death? 

That's the theory in the new book, Too Much of a Good Thing: How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us.

Author Dr. Lee Goldman, the Dean of Columbia University's medical school, examines why your body is out of sync with today's environment and how you can get back on track to better health.


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