Nutritional anthropology is a branch of medical anthropology—a field that has long been quietly dedicated to international health and the complex interrelationships between gender and health, human reproduction, nutrition, history and ethnography, evolutionary medicine, anthropological epidemiology, religion, and psychiatric illness. Nutritional anthropology further focuses upon the consumption of food as fundamental to human existence for two reasons.

First, the nutritional characteristic…

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  1. Food, Health and Nutrition