Effects of brain evolution on human nutrition and metabolism.

@article{Leonard2007EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of brain evolution on human nutrition and metabolism.},
  author={W. Leonard and J. J. Snodgrass and M. L. Robertson},
  journal={Annual review of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={
          311-27
        }
}
The evolution of large human brain size has had important implications for the nutritional biology of our species. Large brains are energetically expensive, and humans expend a larger proportion of their energy budget on brain metabolism than other primates. The high costs of large human brains are supported, in part, by our energy- and nutrient-rich diets. Among primates, relative brain size is positively correlated with dietary quality, and humans fall at the positive end of this relationship… Expand
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