Meat-adaptive genes and the evolution of slower aging in humans.

@article{Finch2004MeatadaptiveGA,
  title={Meat-adaptive genes and the evolution of slower aging in humans.},
  author={Caleb E. Finch and Craig B. Stanford},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={3-50}
}
The chimpanzee life span is shorter than that of humans, which is consistent with a faster schedule of aging. We consider aspects of diet that may have selected for genes that allowed the evolution of longer human life spans with slower aging. Diet has changed remarkably during human evolution. All direct human ancestors are believed to have been largely… CONTINUE READING