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The Resource The evolutionary biology of human body fatness : thrift and control, Jonathan C.K. Wells

The evolutionary biology of human body fatness : thrift and control, Jonathan C.K. Wells

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The evolutionary biology of human body fatness : thrift and control
Title
The evolutionary biology of human body fatness
Title remainder
thrift and control
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan C.K. Wells
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This comprehensive synthesis of current medical and evolutionary literature addresses key questions about the role body fat plays in human biology. It explores how body energy stores are regulated, how they develop over the life-course, what biological functions they serve, and how they may have evolved. There is now substantial evidence that human adiposity is not merely a buffer against the threat of starvation, but is also a resource for meeting the energy costs of growth, reproduction and immune function. As such it may be considered as important in our species evolution as other traits such as bipedalism, large brains, and long life spans and developmental periods. Indeed, adiposity is integrally linked with these other traits, and with our capacity to colonise and inhabit diverse ecosystems. It is because human metabolism is so sensitive to environmental cues that manipulative economic forces are now generating the current obesity epidemic"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Wells, Jonathan C. K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP88.15
LC item number
.W45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adipose tissues
  • Human evolution
  • Obesity
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Biological Evolution
  • Obesity
Label
The evolutionary biology of human body fatness : thrift and control, Jonathan C.K. Wells
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-362) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human fatness in broad context -- Proximate causes of fat deposition -- Ontogenetic development of adiposity -- Life-course induction of adiposity -- Fitness value of fat -- Evolutionary biology of adipose tissue -- Adiposity in hominid evolution -- Adiposity in human evolution -- Evolution of obesity
Control code
436387222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780521884204
Lccn
2009037302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)436387222
Label
The evolutionary biology of human body fatness : thrift and control, Jonathan C.K. Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human fatness in broad context -- Proximate causes of fat deposition -- Ontogenetic development of adiposity -- Life-course induction of adiposity -- Fitness value of fat -- Evolutionary biology of adipose tissue -- Adiposity in hominid evolution -- Adiposity in human evolution -- Evolution of obesity
Control code
436387222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780521884204
Lccn
2009037302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)436387222

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