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Digging Chimps Provide Insights Into Early Human Diet

Even when food is plentiful above ground, chimps still choose to dig for roots and tubers, indicating that perhaps our hominid ancestors were not such big meat-eaters after all. Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that their work […]

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Extreme Diet Nixes Alzheimer’s

Scheduled for publication in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a study by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers extends and strengthens the hypothesis that dietary regimens involving caloric restriction might halt, or even reverse, Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers, working with Squirrel Monkeys, speculate that restricting caloric intake may prevent Alzheimer’s by triggering activity in the […]

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