Fat and Evolution

Interesting items from David Allison’s Obesity and Energetics Offerings  http://www.soph.uab.edu/energetics/home

Energetics, Ecology & Evolution

  • Fat or lean: Adjustment of endogenous energy stores to predictable and unpredictable changes in allostatic load. Click Here
  • Allometry of thermal variables in mammals: consequences of body size and phylogeny. Click Here
  • Experimental demonstration of the growth rate-lifespan trade-off. Click Here

Of course the recent NEJM article on the Mediterranean diet is also relevant here, suggesting that a diet high in monounsaturated olive oil and omega 3 fatty acids decreases the risk of heart disease/stroke. Could this diet be what we evolved to eat? Read NYT write up

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