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Evolving human nutrition [electronic resource] : implications for public health / Stanley Ulijaszek, Neil Mann, Sarah Elton.

Ulijaszek, Stanley J. (Author). Mann, Neil, 1953- (Added Author). Elton, Sarah. (Added Author). ProQuest (Firm) (Added Author).
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Subject: Human evolution.
Prehistoric peoples > Food.
Human behavior > Nutritional aspects.
Food habits > History.
Diet > History.
Nutrition > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: vii, 405 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Animal Within: 2. Locating human diet in a mammalian framework; 3. Diet and hominin evolution; 4. Seasonality of environment and diet; 5. Evolution of human diet and eating behaviour; Part II. A Brave New World: 6. When our brains left our bodies behind: dietary change and health discordance; 7. Nutrition and infectious disease, past and present; 8. Inequality and nutritional health; Part III. Once Upon a Time in the West: 9. Nutrition transition; 10. Fats in the global balance; 11. Feed the world with carbohydrates; 12. Post-script; Index.
Summary: "While most of us live our lives according to the working week, we did not evolve to be bound by industrial schedules, nor did the food we eat. Despite this, we eat the products of industrialization and often suffer as a consequence. This book considers aspects of changing human nutrition from evolutionary and social perspectives. It considers what a 'natural' human diet might be, how it has been shaped across evolutionary time and how we have adapted to changing food availability. The transition from hunter-gatherer and the rise of agriculture through to the industrialisation and globalisation of diet are explored. Far from being adapted to a 'Stone Age' diet, humans can consume a vast range of foodstuffs. However, being able to eat anything does not mean that we should eat everything, and therefore engagement with the evolutionary underpinnings of diet and factors influencing it are key to better public health practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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24510. ‡aEvolving human nutrition ‡h[electronic resource] : ‡bimplications for public health / ‡cStanley Ulijaszek, Neil Mann, Sarah Elton.
260 . ‡aNew York : ‡bCambridge University Press, ‡c2012.
300 . ‡avii, 405 p. : ‡bill.
440 0. ‡aCambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; ‡v64
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5058 . ‡aMachine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Animal Within: 2. Locating human diet in a mammalian framework; 3. Diet and hominin evolution; 4. Seasonality of environment and diet; 5. Evolution of human diet and eating behaviour; Part II. A Brave New World: 6. When our brains left our bodies behind: dietary change and health discordance; 7. Nutrition and infectious disease, past and present; 8. Inequality and nutritional health; Part III. Once Upon a Time in the West: 9. Nutrition transition; 10. Fats in the global balance; 11. Feed the world with carbohydrates; 12. Post-script; Index.
520 . ‡a"While most of us live our lives according to the working week, we did not evolve to be bound by industrial schedules, nor did the food we eat. Despite this, we eat the products of industrialization and often suffer as a consequence. This book considers aspects of changing human nutrition from evolutionary and social perspectives. It considers what a 'natural' human diet might be, how it has been shaped across evolutionary time and how we have adapted to changing food availability. The transition from hunter-gatherer and the rise of agriculture through to the industrialisation and globalisation of diet are explored. Far from being adapted to a 'Stone Age' diet, humans can consume a vast range of foodstuffs. However, being able to eat anything does not mean that we should eat everything, and therefore engagement with the evolutionary underpinnings of diet and factors influencing it are key to better public health practice"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
533 . ‡aElectronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
650 0. ‡aHuman evolution.
650 0. ‡aPrehistoric peoples ‡xFood.
650 0. ‡aHuman behavior ‡xNutritional aspects.
650 0. ‡aFood habits ‡xHistory.
650 0. ‡aDiet ‡xHistory.
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7001 . ‡aMann, Neil, ‡d1953-
7001 . ‡aElton, Sarah.
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