FIGURE 1.2. Plot of DQ versus log body mass for 33 primate species.

FIGURE 1.2

Plot of DQ versus log body mass for 33 primate species. DQ is inversely related to body mass (r = −0.59 [total sample]; −0.68 [nonhuman primates only]; P < 0.001), indicating that smaller primates consume relatively higher quality diets. Humans have systematically higher quality diets than predicted for their size. (Adapted from Leonard, W.R. et al., Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A, 136, 5, 2003.)

From: Chapter 1, Evolutionary Perspectives on Fat Ingestion and Metabolism in Humans

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Fat Detection: Taste, Texture, and Post Ingestive Effects.
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Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2010.
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