Metabolic Acceleration in Human Evolution

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Abstract

Humans stand out among other primates by an unusual combination of a very large brain and high fertility. Pontzer et al. (2016a) present new data on daily energy expenditure in great apes and show that the metabolic rate increased during human evolution.

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Isler, K. (2016, July 12). Metabolic Acceleration in Human Evolution. Cell Metabolism. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2016.06.015

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