Maternal longevity and the sex of offspring in pre-industrial Sweden

Maternal longevity and the sex of offspring in pre-industrial Sweden

Abstract:

Background: Helle et al., (2000. Sons reduced maternal longevity in preindustrial humans. Science, 296, 1085) argued that giving birth to sons reduced maternal longevity in pre-industrial societies due to higher physiological costs of bearing sons and the elevated testosterone levels observed in mothers carrying male foetuses.

Citation:

  • Cesarini, David; Lindqvist, Erik & Wallace, Bjorn" (2007). Maternal longevity and the sex of offspring in pre-industrial Sweden. Annals of Human Biology, 34(5), 535-546.

Source Link:
http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014460701517215

Keywords

Peoples: - | Places: - | Topics: - | DNA Type: mtDNA

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