Date of Award

Summer 8-10-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Herman Pontzer

Second Advisor

Nesha Burghardt

Academic Program Adviser

Johnathon Shannon

Abstract

During periods of energy stress, animals will prioritize and allocate energy from non-essential to essential tasks. Using a mouse model and published human data, we found that during periods of energy stress, energy is allocated away from immune function, and is prioritized for physical activity usage.

 
 

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