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.
- 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.
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