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Study shows sedentary lifestyle made human bones lighter

A new study showed that human evolution from hunter-gatherers to farmers has made the skeletal system lighter and more fragile, warning of health risks caused by a sedentary lifestyle to future generations.

A new study showed that human evolution from hunter-gatherers to farmers has made the skeletal system lighter and more fragile, warning of health risks caused by a sedentary lifestyle to future generations.

According to the study, researchers found that hunter-gatherers used to have stronger and thicker bones due to their constant physical activity, which involved roaming across large landscapes in search of food.

However, humans gradually evolved into a sedentary race when they learned how to domesticate animals and cultivate plants instead of hunting and gathering.

The researchers voiced alarm that the strength of human bones has reached dangerous levels with the passage of time, adding that modern humans would face more bone-related health issues if they do not engage in physical activities.

 

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