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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 miWhile 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....

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ISBN : 9781139785969
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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  • Christian
    2019-03-24 00:08

    This book is concise, quick, covers all bases, and full of references. If you want fast knowledge, scientific writing, on our current understanding of diet and how human evolution has impacted on how we process our diet, then this book is very good. I am an IB biology teacher and this is exactly the depth I need to be "on top of my game", and "above and way-beyond the syllabus" whilst teaching higher-level biology to 18 year olds.There are a couple of chapters on economic policies and how poverty etc affect the diets of those in modern society. Generally these chapters weren't for me as they moved away from food science and evolution, and towards health management.I would recommend this book to anyone who already has some biological sciences background and wants to know more about our understanding on diet.