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Meat Eating Behind Evolutionary Success of Humankind?

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Image from a quicklink Carnivory is behind the evolutionary success of humankind. When early humans started to eat meat and eventually hunt, their new, higher-quality diet meant that women could wean their children earlier. Women could then give birth to more children during their reproductive life, which is a possible contribution to the population gradually spreading over the world. The connection between eating meat and a faster weaning process is shown by a research group from Lund University in Sweden, which compared close to 70 mammalian species and found clear patterns.

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The LA Times reports: All red meat is risky, a stu... by Don Smith on Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 1:42:19 PM
until they simply die of old age. I tend to l... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 2:27:19 PM
We need to treat livestock much better and also pr... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:16:31 AM
What happens to people who keep on eating meat all... by Suzana Megles on Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 7:05:17 PM
And anyone else who makes this choice. But I ... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 11:02:57 PM
All extremism is wrong. Vegetarians often push the... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:42:54 AM
What will you die from? Fighting for humane treat... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:19:42 AM
If ecological devastation, and a likely great die-... by Phil Rockstroh on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:14:13 AM
is obviously your idea of the future, perhaps wron... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:47:52 AM
here, so you may want to reword it. I reread the a... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:39:12 AM