5. Lessons from Shore-based Hunter-Gatherer Diets in East Africa

  1. Stephen C. Cunnane3 and
  2. Kathlyn M. Stewart4
  1. Frits A. J. Muskiet1 and
  2. Remko S. Kuipers2

Published Online: 28 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch5

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

How to Cite

Muskiet, F. A. J. and Kuipers, R. S. (2010) Lessons from Shore-based Hunter-Gatherer Diets in East Africa, in Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources (eds S. C. Cunnane and K. M. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Research Center on Aging and Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  2. 4

    Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6P4, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RB Groningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452684

Online ISBN: 9780470609880

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Keywords:

  • shore-based hunter-gatherer diets in east Africa;
  • adaptation to conditions of existence - better understanding of environmental factors involved;
  • dietary fatty acids at land-water interface

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Our Genetic Background

  • Adaptation to the Conditions of Existence

  • Western Diets and the Human Genome

  • Brain-Selective Nutrients in Health and Disease

  • Dietary Fatty Acids at the Land–Water Interface

  • Tanzanian Breast Milk Fatty Acids Versus Western Recommendations

  • Estimated Fatty Acid Intakes from Shore-Based Paleolithic Diets

  • Conclusions

  • Notes

  • References

  • Appendix