Humans Traded Muscle Strength for Brain Power, Study

May 28, 2014 8:04 AM

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A new study suggests that humans traded muscle power for better brains.

The study, conducted by researchers at Shanghai's CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, found that accumulation of metabolites - small molecules of sugar, vitamins, amino acids and neurotransmitters - was faster in both, brains and muscles, over the course of human evolution.

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