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The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind
This book is an intellectual tour de force: a comprehensive Darwinian interpretation of human development. Looking at the entire range of human evolutionary history, Melvin Konner tells the
An Anthropological Perspective on Obesity
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Under Western conditions of abundance, the biological tendency to regulate body weight at levels above the authors' ideal cannot be easily controlled even with a complete reversal of the widespread cultural ideal of plumpness.
Women's Reproductive Cancers in Evolutionary Context
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Calculations based on a theoretical model suggest that, to age 60, modern Western women have a breast cancer risk as much as 100 times that of preagricultural women.
Evolutionary health promotion.
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These principles could inform a research agenda and, ultimately, public policy: better characterize differences between ancient and modern life patterns and integrate epidemiological, mechanistic, and genetic data with evolutionary principles to create an overarching formulation upon which to base persuasive, consistent, and effective recommendations.
Nursing frequency, gonadal function, and birth spacing among !Kung hunter-gatherers.
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Mothers among !Kung hunter-gatherers nurse briefly and frequently, with brief intervals between nursing bouts, and the low levels of 17 beta-estradiol and progesterone in the serum of the mother are correlated with infant's age and with interbout interval, but not with total nursing time.
The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet & Exercise and a Design for Living
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Books and internet are the recommended media to help you improving your quality and performance.
An evolutionary perspective enhances understanding of human nutritional requirements.
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An understanding of preagricultural nutrition may provide useful insight into the requirements of contemporary humans, and a model based on analyzing the subsistence of recent foragers,2 determining the nutrient properties of wild animals is proposed.
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