Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets.

  title={Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets.},
  author={Loren Cordain and J Brand Miller and S. Boyd Eaton and Neil Mann and Susanna H A Holt and John D. Speth},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={71 3},
Both anthropologists and nutritionists have long recognized that the diets of modern-day hunter-gatherers may represent a reference standard for modern human nutrition and a model for defense against certain diseases of affluence. Because the hunter-gatherer way of life is now probably extinct in its purely un-Westernized form, nutritionists and anthropologists must rely on indirect procedures to reconstruct the traditional diet of preagricultural humans. In this analysis, we incorporate the… CONTINUE READING
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