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Other titre : Fish and human brain evolution

dc.contributor.authorPlourde, Mélaniefr
dc.contributor.authorCunnane, Stephen C.fr
dc.contributor.otherStewart, Kathyfr
dc.contributor.otherCrawford, Michael A.fr
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-05T20:17:42Z
dc.date.available2019-09-05T20:17:42Z
dc.date.created2007fr
dc.date.issued2019-09-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11143/15972
dc.description.abstractCarlson and Kingston ([2007]: Am J Hum Biol 19:132–141) propose that preformed dietary docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid in fish) did not have a significant role in hominin encephalization. Their position hinges on claiming that humans are able to make sufficient docosahexaenoic acid from the plant-based \parent" omega-3 fatty acid—alinolenic acid. They also suggest that hominin fish consumption occurred too late to have materially influenced encephalization. The authors quantify here a summary of the published data showing that humans cannot make sufficient docosahexaenoic acid to maintain normal infant brain development. The authors also provide evidence that the fossil record shows that some of the earliest hominins were regularly consuming fish. Hence, we reject Carlson and Kingston’s position and reiterate support for the concept that access to shore-based diets containing docosahexaenoic acid was necessary for hominin encephalization beyond the level seen in the great apes. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 19:578–581, 2007.fr
dc.language.isoengfr
dc.relation.isformatofhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.20673fr
dc.relation.ispartofISSN:1520-6300fr
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Human Biologyfr
dc.subjectAnimalsfr
dc.subjectBiological evolutionfr
dc.subjectBrainfr
dc.subjectDietfr
dc.subjectDocosahexaenoic acidfr
dc.subjectHominidaefr
dc.subjectHumansfr
dc.subjectSeafoodfr
dc.titleDocosahexaenoic acid and shore‐based diets in hominin encephalization: A rebuttalfr
dc.title.alternativeFish and human brain evolutionfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dc.rights.holder© 2007 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.fr
udes.description.typestatusPost-publicationfr
udes.description.typepubRévisé et accepté par des pairsfr
udes.description.pages578-581fr
udes.description.period19(4)fr
udes.description.diffusionDiffusé par Savoirs UdeS, le dépôt institutionnel de l'Université de Sherbrookefr
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCunnane, S. C., Plourde, M., Stewart, K,, et Crawford, M. A. (2007). Docosahexaenoic acid and shore-based diets in hominin encephalization: a rebuttal. "American Journal of Human Biology", 19(4), 578-851. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.20673fr
udes.description.sourceAmerican Journal of Human Biologyfr
udes.autorisation.depottruefr
udes.description.ordreauteursCunnane, Stephen C.; Plourde, Mélanie; Stewart, Kathy; Crawford, Michel A.fr


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