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Bales 1 Warren Bales Anthropology Reading Journal Prof. Tanner May 27 th – Environment and Health: Nutrition Across Generations; (Evol. Med: 18) - Terms: Phenotypic inertia – The gradual intergenerational response to change; Maternal-fetal transition – The passage of generational traits from mother to fetus, with the nutrition of the fetus having a correlation to that of the mother. - Observation: There is a striking correlation between the intrauterine health and experience of the mother and that of the fetus. The mother’s experiences while pregnant will be reflected in her children and their children. If a pregnant mother experiences famine-like conditions (Like those detailed in the example of the Dutch famine winter) her daughter is more inclined to have lower birth weight offspring as well. May 31 st – Current Environments: Nutritional Disease; (Evol. Med: Ch 3, 17) - Terms: Diabetes – A group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar or hyper-glycemia; Obesogenic landscape: The modern environment in which many industrialized peoples live; full of abundant, low-risk food and no inhibitors to prevent overconsumption. - Observation: The distribution of fat in the body is involved in the regulation of energy use and risk for chronic diseases. Different body shapes are associated with differing levels of risk for Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Also
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