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The Evolutionary Biology of Human Body Fatness : Thrift and Control.

Author: Jonathan C K Wells
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan C K Wells
ISBN: 9780511689130 0511689136
OCLC Number: 642661163
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Human fatness in broad context; 3 Proximate causes of lipid deposition and oxidation; 4 The ontogenetic development of adiposity; 5 The life-course induction of adiposity; 6 The fitness value of fat; 7 The evolutionary biology of adipose tissue; 8 Adiposity in hominin evolution; 9 Adiposity in human evolution; 10 The evolution of human obesity; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.

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Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic.

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