Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch1

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Introduction, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • nutrition;
  • human diet;
  • lycopene;
  • demographic change;
  • vitamin C

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The history of human diet

  • The diet of the hunter-gatherers

  • Demographic change linked to the beginnings of agriculture

  • To which diet is modern man adapted?

  • Consequences of an agricultural life-style

  • Domestication of animals

  • Interactions between demographic pressures and diet

  • Height and nutrition

  • The working class diet in pre-industrial England