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Survival of the Fattest


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Human Evolution: An Overview; Uniqueness of the Human Brain; Fetal Fat -- The Other Unique Human Attribute; The Basics -- Operating a Big Brain; Insurance; How Did We Get Fat Babies?; Darwin -- Evolution as Opportunity; Survival Isn't Good Enough; The Shore-Based Scenario; Where's the Evidence?.


"The nutritionist's perspective that brings energy, fatty acid metabolism, and nutrition to the fore makes this account a provocative and fast-paced one. Readers will be challenged and intrigued by this well thought-out volume."Joyce A Nettleton, DSc, RDScienceVoice Consulting, Denver, Colorado"Anyone interested in how humans evolved will find much of interest in this book ... the main thread of the argument seems so plausible that many readers will want to delve further by way of a number of the items listed in the bibliography."Henry H BauerProfessor Emeritus of Chemistry & Science StudiesDean Emeritus of Arts & SciencesVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State University"This book is full of interesting facts about our brains and about nutrition and brain and body biochemistry. Cunnane weaves a very complex and multi-faceted hypothesis systematically and relatively clearly ... I found the book thought-provoking. It shares data and ideas that are relatively novel and interesting ..."European Neurology

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