July 8, 2010

fava beans and a nice chianti

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 11:55 pm

September 5, 2009

The English Surgeon

Filed under: Views — Sharon Moalem @ 9:24 pm

May 22, 2009

Brown Fat is Back!!

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 2:53 pm

April 28, 2009

Survival of the Sickest on CNN

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 10:51 am

January 27, 2009

Methylation in Action

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 7:15 pm

June 5, 2008

Dr. Sharon Moalem on Bloomberg TV – Part 3/3

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 10:37 pm

May 6, 2008

The Secret is Out

Filed under: Evolution and You — Sharon Moalem @ 12:22 pm

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Ever wonder what happens to someone when they absorb too much
iron from the diet?

April 25, 2008

Dr. Sharon Moalem on Bloomberg TV – Part 2/3

Filed under: Evolution and You,Health Tips,Views — Sharon Moalem @ 7:30 am

April 24, 2008

How to Have a Baby Boy

Filed under: Evolution and You,Health Tips,News,Views — Sharon Moalem @ 12:57 pm

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Researchers at Exter and Oxford in the UK have just published a study about the importance of having a good breakfast (see NYT article here). That is if you’d like to have a baby boy. It seems that having a high calorie breakfast can increase the odds of having a boy, regardless of the weight status of the mother. From an evolutionary perspective this of course makes a lot of sense since signs of increased nutrition are important since baby boys need more calories to survive.

In Survival of the Sickest I talked about a situation where a significant increase in short term stress occurred, such as right after the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in 1995 can skew the birth rate towards females. From an evolutionary perspective this makes sense, since increased in perceived environmental stress can signal that it may not be the most opportune time for boys, since they can be more expensive calorically to maintain.

April 7, 2008

Dr. Sharon Moalem on Bloomberg TV – Part 1/3

Filed under: Evolution and You,Views — Sharon Moalem @ 11:05 am

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