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Title: Physical activity and health : an evolutionary approach
Author: Loney, Tom
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 7620
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2009
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Anthropologic data suggests that the present human genome evolved in a physically active hunter-gatherer environment where there was an unavoidable linkage between food procurement (energy acquisition) and physical activity (PA; energy expenditure). Antithetically, contemporary society provides the convenience whereby it is no longer necessary to expend energy to procure food, as it is easily accessible, energy dense and cheap. In addition, modern technology and mechanisation (e.g. vehicular transport) have decreased daily energy expenditure. Emerging evidence suggests that numerous public health epidemics (e.g. obesity) may be caused by a mismatch between our 'Stone Age' genes and our 'Space Age' lifestyle.
Supervisor: Standage, Martyn Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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