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- Chapter 1 Introduction: Why we wrote this book
- Chapter 2 Basic principles of successful and unsuccessful prevention
- Chapter 3 A brief history of prevention … and causation
- Chapter 4 Seeing the forest for the trees—finding and using the evidence
- Chapter 5 Causation and prevention in populations versus individuals
- Chapter 6 How simple advice can sometimes be wrong—the case of ‘healthy diets’
- Chapter 7 Preventing chronic diseases by risk factor detection and treatment: what every health care consumer needs to know
- Chapter 8 Detecting disease before symptoms begin: the blemished promise of cancer screening
- Chapter 9 Genetic testing for disease prevention: oversold?
- Chapter 10 When can prevention expect to also reduce social inequalities in health?