4 April 2010

Dairy farming is key factor in history of European nutrition, study argues, with Roman empire a net loss

A study of the remains of almost 20,000 people dating from the 8th century BC to the 18th century AD has found that the Roman empire reduced our level of nutrition, which increased again in the "dark ages".
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With respect to different possible reasons for the development of the nutritional status the data are subdivided into three main European regions: Mediterranean Europe, Central-Western Europe, and North-
Eastern Europe. We defined the borders based on basic natural and cultural environmental aspects.
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