Ep. 24: Dr. Herman Pontzer – Burn

Dr. Herman Pontzer in the field, courtesy of Dr. Pontzer


Dr. Herman Pontzer of Duke is on the show this week to talk about human metabolism and his new book, Burn. He helps answer questions like: How much energy can a person burn in one day? Does exercise help you lose weight? Do people with different subsistence strategies have different metabolisms? We also talk about his work with the Hadza.


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