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Burn

The Misunderstood Science of Metabolism

by Herman Pontzer
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/06/2021
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'Ground-breaking, fascinating, important . . . we were astounded' Deliciously Ella, Delicious Ways to Feel Better

A myth-busting tour of the body's hidden foundations from a pioneering evolutionary biologist


Over the past twenty years, evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer has conducted ground-breaking studies across a range of settings, including pioneering fieldwork with Hadza hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania.

This book draws on his eye-opening research to show how, contrary to received wisdom, exercise does not increase our metabolism. Instead, we burn calories within a very narrow range: nearly 3,000 calories per day, no matter our activity level.

By taking a closer look at what happens to the energy we consume, Pontzer explores the ways in which metabolism controls every aspect of our health - from fertility to immune function - and reveals the truth about the dynamic system that sustains us. Filled with facts and memorable anecdotes, Burn will change the way you think about food, exercise and life.

ISBN:
9780241388426
9780241388426
Category:
Metabolism
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
240x161x35mm
Weight:
0.63kg

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