Nutrizione, genetica ed evoluzione umana: una never-ending story

Nutrition, genetics and human evolution: a never-ending story

Martina Vallorani, Maria Elena Lionetti, Carlo Catassi

Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona

The theory of genetic-cultural coevolution focuses on the
evolutionary phenomena driven from the interactions
between genetic and cultural transmission systems.
Fascinating examples can be identified in the evolution of
human nutrition. We will describe two different situations,
both developed following the greatest revolution of all time,
the introduction of agriculture and animal breeding: the
persistence of human lactase and the evolutionary celiac
paradox.

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