Today’s nutritional requirements reflect a long-lasting evolutionary process adapting genetic patterns to life circumstances. However, since agricultural food production appeared 10.000 years ago and Industrial Revolution started, genetic adaptation produced only minor alterations, leading to the fact that we are nearly identical to our late Palaeolithic ancestors (Eaton et al., 1997).
Therefore, their nutritional patterns are still relevant for our wellbeing. This can be especially seen in the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. Since epidemiological studies revealed in the late 1970s, that Inuit’s from Greenland had substantially reduced rates of acute myocardial infarction compared with Western control subjects extensive research on Omega-3 fatty acids were performed. Continuar leyendo