Why do monkeys get fat?

Biological anthropologist Christopher Schmitt on primates, genes, and obesity

A vervet monkey. “They’re very clever. They’re very social,” says Schmitt. “Research on vervets is kind of exploding right now.” Photo by skibreck/iStock
Christopher Schmitt, assistant professor of anthropology, studies developmental patterns in vervet monkeys, focusing on obesity. You can follow his work on Twitter,@fuzzyatelin, and his fieldwork at #BUvervets16. Photo courtesy of Schmitt

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