Research and Perspectives in Longevity

Sex and Longevity: Sexuality, Gender, Reproduction, Parenthood

Editors: Robine, J.-M., Kirkwood, T.B.L., Allard, M. (Eds.)

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In most human societies, females live longer than males. Some people live in good health to great ages while others die relatively young. The tendency to live longer seems to run in families. Parenthood also seems to influence survival. Why should females survive well after they lose fertility? In the current context of improved diet, public health and medicine, many more people will live longer, leading to an ageing of the human population. An international group of experts, hosted by the Fondation IPSEN, met during the third meeting of the series "Colloques Médecine et Recherche", devoted to "Research and Perspectives in Longevity", to discuss the latest advances towards understanding why some of us age faster than others.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Human Longevity at the Cost of Reproductive Success: Trade-Offs in the Life History

    Kirkwood, T. B. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Human Longevity and Parental Age at Conception

    Gavrilov, L. A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-31

  • Gender-Linked Effects on the Inheritance of Longevity A Population-Based Study: Valserine Valley XVIII—XXth Centuries

    Cournil, A.

    Pages 33-42

  • Genes and Centenarians

    Perls, T. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Evolutionary Ecology of the Human Female Life History

    Mace, R.

    Pages 59-73

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-64026-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex and Longevity: Sexuality, Gender, Reproduction, Parenthood
Editors
  • J.-M. Robine
  • T.B.L. Kirkwood
  • M. Allard
Series Title
Research and Perspectives in Longevity
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59558-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59558-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64026-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
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