Is Your Ancestry Increasing Your Risk for Osteoporosis?

When you think of healthy bones, who do you think had stronger skeletons? Hunter-gatherers or early Neolithic farmers? The skeletons of the early Neolithic farmers show scurvy (vitamin C deficiencies), rickets (vitamin D deficiencies), poor dental health, bone infections and a stature roughly six inches shorter than the hunter-gatherers. The hunter-gatherers had excellent teeth, they were rarely malnourished, they were taller than most people today, and they didn’t suffer from endemic or epidemic diseases.

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