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Submission + - Average office workers burn as much energy as hunter-gatherers (www.nhs.uk)

gezb writes: The BBC is reporting the findings of an anthropological study published in PloS that found, contrary to received wisdom, members of a Tanzanian hunter-gatherer tribe, burned off the same amount of energy in a day as a typical Western. This lead to some excitable headlines in some UK tabloids, such as ‘ Good news for couch potatoes.

However, the always excellent Behind the Headlines have done a takedown of the story and found that burning energy won’t automatically make you fit."

Other relevant links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18985141

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0040503

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Average office workers burn as much energy as hunter-gatherers

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