Brain Evolution, the Determinates of Food Choice, and the Omnivore's Dilemma

  title={Brain Evolution, the Determinates of Food Choice, and the Omnivore's Dilemma},
  author={G. Armelagos},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={1330 - 1341}
  • G. Armelagos
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • A coevolutionary paradigm using a biocultural perspective can help to unravel the complex interactions that led to the contemporary pattern of eating. Evolutionary history helps to understand the adaptation of diet and its nutritional implications. Anatomical and behavioral changes linked to changing dietary patterns in the Paleolithic resulted in an adaptive framework that affects modern diet. The evolution of an expanding brain, a shrinking large intestine, and lengthening small intestine… CONTINUE READING
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