Archive for June, 2010

The widest determinants of health

June 16, 2010

While the social and economic wider determinants of health are vitally important, we should remember the overall setting in which they apply.

Human health is dependent on an adequate food supply, clean air, and clean water. These represent the bottom line. The first two are required for cellular respiration— the basic reaction that converts chemical energy into walking, breathing, talking, and blogging— and the third is required as a reactant or solvent for almost all biochemical reactions in the human body.