Meat-resistance genes

A study finds that humans evolved genes to offset high cholesterol and chronic diseases assocated with a meat-rich diet.

>”Meat contains cholesterol and fat, not to mention potential parasites and diseases like Mad Cow,” he said. “We believe humans evolved to resist these kinds of things. Mad Cow disease — which probably goes back millions of years — would have wiped out the species if we hadn’t developed meat-tolerant genes.”