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Hunter-gatherers most likely to be leaner than us due to differences in diet, not activity | Dr Briffa’s Blog – A Good Look at Good Health

August 7, 2012

Obesity is essentially unknown in populations that live a traditional ‘hunter-gatherer’ way of life. As is well recognised, it’s different in Westernised populations. Why? Well, one theory, at least, is that hunter-gatherers are much more active, and are burning off more calories than their Western counterparts, which affords them the ability to maintain health weights. It’s a plausible theory, but new research suggests it may well be utterly wrong too.

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