In our February cover story, anthropologist Herman Pontzer of Hunter College explains why exercise is not an effective strategy for weight loss and how metabolism shaped the human lineage. To learn more about Pontzer’s research into energy expenditure and human evolution, check out the video below.
The Evolution of Human Metabolism
Our metabolic engine fueled the emergence of hallmark traits
This article was originally published with the title "The Evolution of Human Metabolism" in Scientific American 316, 2, (February 2017)