Why Life After Menopause?

  title={Why Life After Menopause?},
  author={Ann Gibbons},
  pages={535 - 535}
  • A. Gibbons
  • Published 25 April 1997
  • Psychology
  • Science
AnthropologyIt's an evolutionary riddle: Why do women live so long after they stop reproducing? A study of African hunter gatherers suggests that women live to a ripe old age to make sure their grandchildren eat. By provisioning grandchildren, grandmothers ensure the children's survival, boost their daughters' fertility--and improve the chances that their own genes are passed on. 
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