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The evolutionary context of human aging and degenerative disease

Steven N. Austad and Caleb E. Finch

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews evidence on human aging. Humans are the longest-lived primate. Trade-offs modulate human life span. ‘Longevity genes’ that protect against disease may slow the aging processes in ... More


Prostate Cancer

Lorelei A. Mucci, Lisa B. Signorello, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Since prostate cancer began to attract more epidemiologic interest in the 1980s, numerous etiologic clues have been identified, and areas are now emerging as promising in the search for causes of ... More


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