Animals' eating habits could explain human obesity

11/16/2011 | Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

Using nutritional geometry, nutritional ecologist David Raubenheimer is studying the carbohydrate and protein intake of gorillas and monkeys and comparing those to human eating habits, finding similarities and differences that may help explain why people are obese. Spider monkeys and humans have similar eating profiles, while gorillas have the exact opposite composition in their diet.

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