Variations in life expectation

Christopher Cladwell has written an illuminating article in Financial Times April 26,27th 2008 p 13 discussing the wide expectation of life in the developed world. Since 1983 life expectancy has declined for women in hundreds of US counties, most of them in the south, and for men in a dozen counties.. In post-communist Russia men…

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A dog’s life expectation and diet.

In a fascinating study Lawler and his colleagues review decade two of the lifetime diet restriction study of the dog. Labrador retrievers (n 48) were paired at age 6 weeks by sex and weight within each of seven litters, and assigned randomly within the pair to control-feeding (CF) or 25 % diet restriction (DR). Feeding…

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