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|Title: ||It’s a dog’s life when man’s best friend becomes his fattest|
|Authors: ||Degeling, C|
|Issue Date: ||24-Jan-2013|
|Publisher: ||The Conversation|
|Citation: ||Christopher Degeling. 2013. It’s a dog’s life when man’s best friend becomes his fattest, The Conversation|
|Abstract: ||A study published this morning in Nature offers further insight into how dogs became
domesticated. The comparative analysis of human, canine and wolf genomes suggests that
humans and dogs have evolved in parallel as a response to the increasingly starchy diets on
offer after the agricultural revolution. Such a wholesale change in diet has not necessarily
been benign for either species.
As our waistlines have expanded, so have those of our pet animals. In fact, the rising
incidence of obesity in humans and dogs seems to be linked; people at high risk of obesity are
more likely to own and care for an overweight canine companion.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||CC BY-NC 3.0|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Post-print|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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