Are reproductive and somatic senescence coupled in humans? Late, but not early, reproduction correlated with longevity in historical Sami women.

@article{Helle2005AreRA,
  title={Are reproductive and somatic senescence coupled in humans? Late, but not early, reproduction correlated with longevity in historical Sami women.},
  author={Samuli Helle and Virpi Lummaa and Jukka Jokela},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272 1558},
  pages={29-37}
}
Evolutionary theory of senescence emphasizes the importance of intense selection on early reproduction owing to the declining force of natural selection with age that constrains lifespan. In humans, recent studies have, however, suggested that late-life mortality might be more closely related to late rather than early reproduction, although the role of late reproduction on fitness remains unclear. We examined the association between early and late reproduction with longevity in historical post… CONTINUE READING
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