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    • Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome 

      David, Lawrence A.; Maurice, Corinne F.; Carmody, Rachel N.; Gootenberg, David B.; Button, Julie E.; Wolfe, Benjamin E.; Ling, Alisha V.; Devlin, A. Sloan; Varma, Yug; Fischbach, Michael A.; Biddinger, Sudha B.; Dutton, Rachel J.; Turnbaugh, Peter J. (2013)
      Long-term diet influences the structure and activity of the trillions of microorganisms residing in the human gut1–5, but it remains unclear how rapidly and reproducibly the human gut microbiome responds to short-term ...
    • Energetic Consequences of Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Processing 

      Carmody, Rachel Naomi (2013-03-06)
      All human societies process their food extensively by thermal and non-thermal means. This feature distinguishes us from other species, and may even be compulsory given that humans are biologically committed to an energy-rich ...
    • The Energetic Significance of Cooking 

      Carmody, Rachel Naomi; Wrangham, Richard W. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
      While cooking has long been argued to improve the diet, the nature of the improvement has not been well defined. As a result, the evolutionary significance of cooking has variously been proposed as being substantial or ...
    • Genetic Evidence of Human Adaptation to a Cooked Diet 

      Carmody, Rachel N.; Dannemann, Michael; Briggs, Adrian W.; Nickel, Birgit; Groopman, Emily E.; Wrangham, Richard W.; Kelso, Janet (Oxford University Press, 2016)
      Humans have been argued to be biologically adapted to a cooked diet, but this hypothesis has not been tested at the molecular level. Here, we combine controlled feeding experiments in mice with comparative primate genomics ...
    • Human Adaptation to the Control of Fire 

      Wrangham, Richard W.; Carmody, Rachel Naomi (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
      Charles Darwin attributed human evolutionary success to three traits. Our social habits and anatomy were important, he said, but the critical feature was our intelligence, because it led to so much else, including such ...