Diet, evolution and aging

  title={Diet, evolution and aging},
  author={Lynda Ann Frassetto and Jr Morris and Deborah E. Sellmeyer and K M Todd and Anthony Sebastian},
  journal={European Journal of Nutrition},
Summary Theoretically, we humans should be better adapted physiologically to the diet our ancestors were exposed to during millions of years of hominid evolution than to the diet we have been eating since the agricultural revolution a mere 10,000 years ago, and since industrialization only 200 years ago. Among the many health problems resulting from this mismatch between our genetically determined nutritional requirements and our current diet, some might be a consequence in part of the… 
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