Digestive problems with milk are common in some adult populations. However, some people have the ability to consume milk into adulthood, even though adults consumed no milk throughout most of human evolution.
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A second example of recent human evolution is the Sherpas, Andeans, and Ethiopean Highlander’s different adaptations to the high altitude environment. we will explore the different routes to physiologic adaptation in Tuesday’s class.
Handout for Tuesday’s lecture:
Additional readings for August 27.