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Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century.
There is growing awareness that the profound changes in the environment (eg, in diet and other lifestyle conditions) that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal husbandry approximatelyExpand
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Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets.
Both anthropologists and nutritionists have long recognized that the diets of modern-day hunter-gatherers may represent a reference standard for modern human nutrition and a model for defense againstExpand
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Acne vulgaris: a disease of Western civilization.
BACKGROUND In westernized societies, acne vulgaris is a nearly universal skin disease afflicting 79% to 95% of the adolescent population. In men and women older than 25 years, 40% to 54% have someExpand
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Physical activity, energy expenditure and fitness: an evolutionary perspective.
The model for human physical activity patterns was established not in gymnasia, athletic fields, or exercise physiology laboratories, but by natural selection acting over eons of evolutionaryExpand
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The paradoxical nature of hunter-gatherer diets: meat-based, yet non-atherogenic
Objective: Field studies of twentieth century hunter-gathers (HG) showed them to be generally free of the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Consequently, the characterization of HGExpand
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Fatty acid analysis of wild ruminant tissues: evolutionary implications for reducing diet-related chronic disease
Hypotheses: Consumption of wild ruminant fat represented the primary lipid source for pre-agricultural humans. Hence, the lipid composition of these animals' tissues may provide insight into dietaryExpand
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Cereal grains: humanity's double-edged sword.
  • L. Cordain
  • Medicine
  • World review of nutrition and dietetics
  • 1999
'Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore called the staff of life' Introduction The number of plant species which nourish humanity is remarkably limited. Most of the 195,000Expand
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Dietary intake of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during the paleolithic.
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Implications for the role of diet in acne.
  • L. Cordain
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
  • 30 May 2005
Within the dermatology community, a general consensus has emerged that diet is unrelated to the etiology of acne. Except for 2 poorly designed studies, now more than 30 years old, there are fewExpand
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The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization
Correspondence: Pedro Carrera-Bastos R. Gorgel do Amaral, No. 5, 1 e; Lisbon 1250-119, Portugal Tel +351 967 088 799 email pedro.carrera_bastos@med.lu.se Abstract: It is increasingly recognized thatExpand
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