You Are What Your Mother Ate: How Our Ancestors' Diets Shape Our Health

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Crystal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Christopher Kuzawa , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
It is increasingly well known that our current health also reflects diets eaten in the recent past by our parents and even grandparents. Anthropological research in diverse populations illustrates the myriad ways that our bodies “remember” the diets consumed by recent ancestors, with implications for development and well-being in current and future generations.