Physiological, Performance, Growth, Longevity and Ecological Ramifications

Chapter Contents:

  1. Why the Study of Human Size is Important
  2. Human Scaling and the Body Mass Index
  3. Advantages of Taller Human Height
  4. Advantages of Shorter Human Height
  5. Body Height and its Relation to Chronic Disease and Longevity
  6. BMI and Weight: Their Relation to Diabetes, CVD, Cancer and All-Cause Mortality
  7. The Obesity Epidemic, Birth weight, Rapid Growth and Superior Nutrition
  8. Long-lived Mutant, Gene Knockout and Transgenic Mice
  9. The Evolutionary Ecology of Body Size with Special Reference to Allometry and Survivorship
  10. Overview of Research on Giant Transgenic Mice with Emphasis on the Brain and Aging Speculations on the Evolutionary Ecology of Homo Sapiens with Special Reference to Body Size, Allometry and Survivorship, Birthweight, Height, Brain Size and Intellectual Ability
  11. Impact of Body Size on Resources, Pollution, the Environment and Economics
  12. Final Remarks on Human Size, Scaling and Ecological Implications

Appendix A: Symbols, Acronyms and Abbreviations used in text

Appendix B: Technical review of the molecular and physiological aspects relevant to body size, free radicals and aging

Index

Contributors:

Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

C. David Rollo, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Canada

Thomas T. Samaras, Reventropy Associates, San Diego, Ca

Citation Data

The book's citation is: Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling – Physiological, Performance, Growth, Longevity and Ecological Ramifications. Ed: T. Samaras. Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, NY, 2007.  ISBN: 13 978-1-60021-408-0

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