19 Jan 2016

Dr Lee Goldman

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 19 January 2016

If dieting is on your list of New Years' resolutions, evolution may be standing in your way. What once helped the human race survive, like storing fat, may be killing us. Many of our current epidemics, obesity, depression, heart attack and stroke can be put down to traits we haven't shed from our ancient ancestors according to cardiologist Dr. Lee Goldman, a dean at the Columbia University medical school, He talks about this spin on evolutionary biology in his new book, "Too Much of a Good Thing: How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us."