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Our Brains Are Stuck in the Stone Age

How ‘evolutionary mismatch’ affects our weight, behavior, and overall health

Image: Jonathan Kitchen/Getty Images

NNext time you’re craving sugar and you reach for that candy bar thank your ancestors because their behaviors — like hoarding rare sugary foods like fruits during droughts or famines — are still wired in our brains. In the thousands of years since our world has changed…

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