Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 September 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 38, p. or12

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Sex Differences in Mortality Rate

Ian P. F. Owens

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sageke;2002/38/or12

Abstract: Science 297, 2008-2009 (2002).

Why is the mortality rate higher among males than females in most mammalian species? In this Perspective, Ian Owens discusses new findings (see Science paper by Moore and Wilson) showing that susceptibility to parasitic infections is greater in males than in females and may contribute to male-biased mortality.

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