The role of dietary change as a driving force in human evolution was discussed. The characteristics that distinguish humans from primates were results of natural selection improving the quality of human diet and the efficiency with which the ancestors obtained food. Scientists proposed that many of the health problems modern societies faced were due to a discrepancy between what they eat and what the paleolithic forebears ate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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