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Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

  • Herman Pontzer mail,

    herman.pontzer@hunter.cuny.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America, New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • David A. Raichlen,

    Affiliation: School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Brian M. Wood,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Audax Z. P. Mabulla,

    Affiliation: Department of Archeology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Susan B. Racette,

    Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Frank W. Marlowe

    Affiliation: Division of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040503

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 27 Jul 2012 at 22:29 GMT

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Publication: The Conversation Australia
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Title: “Study: Office Workers Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers - Lindsay Abrams - The Atlantic”
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Title: “Desk workers burn as many calories as hunter-gatherers - Life & Style - NZ Herald News”
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Title: “Diet More Important Than Exercise, Study Says”
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Title: “Too Much Food Blamed for Obesity, Not Sedentary Lifestyle - Counsel & Heal :: Therapy :: Counsel & Heal”
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Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Obesity not affected by activity level, study finds | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
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Publication: NHS Choices
Title: “Are couch potatoes 'as fit as hunter-gatherers'? - Health News - NHS Choices”
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Publication: Field and Stream
Title: “Ancient Hunters Didn't Burn More Calories, They Ate Better | Field & Stream”
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Publication: Newser
Title: “Scientists Find New Obesity Clue in Tanzania - It turns out Westerners and hunter-gatherers have same metabolic rate”
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Publication: RTT News
Title: “Office Workers Burn As Many Calories As Hunter/Gatherers”
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Publication: California Watch
Title: “Sitting vs. hunting: Both use same amount of energy, study says | California Watch”
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Publication: Truth Dig
Title: “Diet, Not Exercise, Key to Obesity, Scientists Find - Truthdig”
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Publication: UPI
Title: “Hunter-gatherers don't use more calories - UPI.com”
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Publication: Herald Sun
Title: “Survival of the fattest as office worker and hunter-gatherers searching for food with spear use same energy | Herald Sun”
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Publication: TIME Healthland
Title: “We Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers, So What Makes Us Fat? | Healthland | TIME.com”
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Title: “Why office workers burn off as many calories as their hunter-gatherer forebears | Mail Online”
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Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
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Publication: French Tribune
Title: “Overeating, Not Inactive Life, Making Westerners Obese, Say Researchers | French Tribune”
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Title: “Sitting vs. hunting: Both use same amount of energy, study says | UTSanDiego.com”
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Publication: Journal Sentinel
Title: “Sedentary lifestyle not to blame for obesity - JSOnline”
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Publication: BBC News
Title: “BBC News - Hunter gatherer clue to obesity”
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Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Hunter-gatherers, Westerners use same amount of energy, contrary to theory”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 30 Jul 2012 at 17:00 GMT

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Publication: Globe and Mail
Title: “It’s our diet, not our sloth, that’s making us fat, new research suggests - The Globe and Mail”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 06 Aug 2012 at 20:04 GMT

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Publication: Science 2.0
Title: “Debunked? Hunter-Gatherers Burned More Energy Than Modern People”
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Publication: New York Times
Title: “Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout - NYTimes.com”
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Publication: Statistical Epidemiology
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