Our bodies are finely tuned instruments of evolution. They’ve been shaped and molded by time and circumstance in order to conquer any obstacle placed before us. Unfortunately this refinement takes time, lots and lots of time. During the passage of time, much technological and societal advancement has taken place. We’ve gone from an active hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary cubicle-dwelling lifestyle in 200,000 years. That’s a blink of an eye in the grand scale of time! As a result, we still carry around previously advantageous genes that have left us with some pretty unsavory consequences.