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Thursday, August 8 • 3:20pm - 4:00pm
What does an evolutionary perspective of diet actually tell us about promoting health today?

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Many believe the paleo diet is what an evolutionary perspective on diet suggest we follow to address the evolutionary mismatch between our nutritional environment and genome. Critiques of the paleo diet been presented in three disciplines: anthropology, evolutionary biology, and nutrition and dietetics. Since a diet can be analyzed from three perspectives—food groups, nutrients, and diet quality—disentangling the complexity of how diet actually links to modern health becomes more difficult. In this talk, we will review literature from across disciplines to answer the question of what an evolutionary perspective on diet can tell us about promoting health today. Specifically, clinical literature to be used to determine which dietary perspective is key to promoting health.

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Anthony Basile

Anthony J. Basile is a second-year graduate student in the Evolutionary Biology PhD program at Arizona State University, where he currently studies evolutionary medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Food, and Nutrition from City University of New York, Lehman College... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:00pm PDT
West Ballroom B