A Darwinian-evolutionary concept of age-related diseases

  title={A Darwinian-evolutionary concept of age-related diseases},
  author={G. Wick and P. Berger and P. Jansen-Duerr and B. Grubeck‐Loebenstein},
  journal={Experimental Gerontology},
  • G. Wick, P. Berger, +1 author B. Grubeck‐Loebenstein
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Experimental Gerontology
  • Humans and animals are structurally designed as a compromise to guarantee optimal survival until the time of reproduction based on natural selection that is effective until that age. Modern conditions of life including improvement of hygiene, preventive and curative medicine as well as socio-economic and political developments have led to an increase of the mean life expectancy that allows ever larger proportions of the population to reach an age that is far beyond that of the reproductive… CONTINUE READING
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