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The relation between longevity and obesity in human beings

Pauling, Linus (1958) The relation between longevity and obesity in human beings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 44 (6). pp. 619-622. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PAUpnas58b

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Abstract

During recent years there has developed an increased interest in the question of the dependence of life span on various factors, such as weight, sex, country versus city dwelling, lipoprotein concentration in blood plasma, cigarette smoking, and exposure to high-energy radiation, and much statistical information about it has been gathered.(1) Some effort has also been made, in the case of factors, such as radiation exposure, that can assume a series of values, to express by an equation the relation between the average life span of populations differing with respect to this factor and the parameter representing the factor. Usually a linear equation has been used, often a single term, corresponding to proportionality between the decrease in expected life span and the parameter.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1958 by the National Academy of Sciences. Read before the Academy, April 28, 1958.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Jan 2006
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