male/female ageing

Chris Driver drierac at deakin.edu.au
Tue Dec 20 13:21:02 EST 1994


In response to Kathy Woodgolds comments:
 
It is my perception that marital violence plays a big role in shortening the 
women's lifespan. This is not easily tested quantitatively because death that 
is brought on by violence may actually be listed under a number of other 
headings.

Sorry to be so pessimistic about my own sex!

Also the role of food in determining longevity is grossly overstated. The main 
determinants of longevity appear to be social class and genetics.

Chris Driver
Chris Driver, Ph D
School of Biology and Chemistry, Rusden Campus
Deakin University
662 Blackburn Rd
Clayton, VIC, 3168
AUSTRALIA




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