Where are the perfect repair systems?
Longevity-Digest/ Brian Rowley
BRowley at ALUMNI.UBC.CA
Tue Feb 11 15:58:20 EST 1997
Hang-Jun Chang <iam at chollian.dacom.co.kr> wrote:
>I am very interested in the relationship between aging process and
>reproduction. Now calorie restriction is known as the only
>scientifically proved aging retardation method. If 'Disposable Soma'
>theory is correct, Why don't 'sexual or reproductive restraint' have
>any effect on life span? I don't know any scientific evident about it
>yet. If you know any articles on it, please let me know them.
Reproduction decreases life span in fruit flies. Scientists who do
mortality studies on fruit flies separate the males from the females to
prevent mating, as mating reduces longevity. I don't think the same applies
for humans, though :->
Brian Rowley/ Longevity Digest
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