Symmetry of the face in old age reflects childhood social status.

  title={Symmetry of the face in old age reflects childhood social status.},
  author={David Hope and Timothy C. Bates and Lars Penke and Alan J. Gow and John M. Starr and Ian J. Deary},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  volume={11 2},
The association of socioeconomic status (SES) with a range of lifecourse outcomes is robust, but the causes of these associations are not well understood. Research on the developmental origins of health and disease has led to the hypothesis that early developmental disturbance might permanently affect the lifecourse, accounting for some of the burden of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease. Here we assessed developmental disturbance using bodily and facial symmetry and examined its… CONTINUE READING
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