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How Metabolism Really Works & Why Humans Fight and Go to War

How Metabolism Really Works & Why Humans Fight and Go to War

Update: 2021-03-295


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Everyone knows what causes people to gain weight and lose weight - and, it turns out, everybody is wrong! That’s according to Herman Pontzer. Herman is one of the foremost researchers in human metabolism and author of the book Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy ( Listen as he explains why some people are naturally thin while others struggle with weight and why the role of exercise is totally misunderstood when it comes to losing weight. 

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How Metabolism Really Works & Why Humans Fight and Go to War

How Metabolism Really Works & Why Humans Fight and Go to War

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