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Evolution Of Human Dietary Patterns Studied
2013-02-16 10:19:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by William Leonard at Northwestern University on the diets and ways of prehistoric populations reveals the transition from subsistence to a modern, sedentary lifestyle has created energy imbalances that have increased rapidly on an evolutionary timescale. The findings, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), show these imbalances play a major role in...

2009-02-13 10:36:15

Anthropologist William Leonard speaks during American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) press briefing at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Acapulco RoomThat irresistible craving for a cheeseburger has its roots in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body that resulted from environmental changes some 2 million years ago.Higher quality, nutritionally dense diets became necessary to fuel the high-energy demands of humans' exceptionally large...


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