“This groundbreaking book . . . will forever change how you think about women’s health. Pass along a copy to your doctor.”—Healing Retreats & Spas.
In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Marianne Legato, one of the most respected scientists in her field, shares the truth about how women and men are fundamentally different in virtually every system of the body—from the composition of their saliva to the way their guts, brains, and hearts function. Such differences are critical variations that doctors must recognize in order to spot and treat disease. Eve’s Rib is a powerful tool for women eager to understand the ways their bodies work—and how to use this information to provide essential care for themselves and their loved ones.
Here are just a few critical differences that can save your life:
- Many women do not experience the classic symptoms of a heart attack and instead have pain in the upper abdomen or back, intense shortness of breath, nausea, and profuse sweating. They may be easily misdiagnosed.
- Women metabolize drugs differently than men do.
- Smoking damages a specific gene in females, which causes a fourfold increase in the likelihood that a woman who smokes will die of cancer.
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Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.