Unusual pattern of lifespan inheritance

Leonid Gavrilov lagavril at midway.uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 2 22:42:34 EST 2001


Dear Colleagues,

We have found very unusual pattern of inheritance of human lifespan.

The dependence of children's lifespan on parental lifespan proved to be not 
linear, as it is observed for almost any other quantitative trait, 
demonstrating familial resemblance (for example, body height).
      Instead, we found a threshold pattern for human lifespan inheritance 
indicating that death becomes more selective at older ages:

WHEN DOES HUMAN LONGEVITY START?:
DEMARCATION OF THE BOUNDARIES FOR HUMAN LONGEVITY.
Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2001, 4(2): 115-124.
Full text is available online:
http://www.src.uchicago.edu/~gavr1/JAAM-Boundaries-for-Human-Longevity.pdf

Any comments and suggestions are welcome!

Sincerely,

Leonid Gavrilov

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Dr. Leonid A. Gavrilov
Center on Aging, NORC/University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2745
Fax: (773) 256-6313, Phone: (773) 256-6359
P.S.: Our most important publications are:
(1) "THE BIOLOGY OF LIFE SPAN"
NY: Harwood Academic Publisher, 1991, 385 pages.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3718649837/
(2) "EVOLUTION, MUTATIONS AND HUMAN LONGEVITY"
Human Biology, 1998, 70: 799-804.
http://www.src.uchicago.edu/~gavr1/HumanBiology.pdf
(3) "SEASON OF BIRTH AND HUMAN LONGEVITY"
Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine, 1999, 2(4): 365-366.
http://www.src.uchicago.edu/~gavr1/Season-of-Birth.pdf
(4) "HUMAN LONGEVITY AND PARENTAL AGE AT CONCEPTION"
In: Sex and Longevity. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000, pp.7-31.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3540677402/
(5) "BIODEMOGRAPHIC STUDY OF FAMILIAL DETERMINANTS
OF HUMAN LONGEVITY" Population: An English Selection, 2001, 13(1): 197-222.
http://www.ined.fr/englishversion/publications/population/englishselection/
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE :
http://www.src.uchicago.edu/~gavr1/


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