Saturday, May 18, 2013

Studies on Intergenerational Correlation of Longevity


We have got a question from our scientific colleague about correlation between parents age at death and child’s age at death.  We responded, but then we understood that our answer could be of interest to other people too.

Here are some publications on this topic, which also contain reviews of other related studies.   You can get full texts of these articles just by clicking on the titles below:

Gavrilova N.S., Gavrilov L.A. Genetic Influences in Later Life. In: D. Carr (Editor), Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, Macmillan Reference USA, 2009, vol.3, pp.165-170.

Gavrilov L.A., Gavrilova N.S., Olshansky S.J., Carnes B.A. Genealogical data and biodemography of human longevity. Social Biology, 2002, 49(3-4): 160-173.

Gavrilova, N.S., Gavrilov, L.A. When does human longevity start?: Demarcation of the boundaries for human longevity. Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2001, 4(2): 115-124.

Gavrilov, L.A., Gavrilova, N.S. Biodemographic study of familial determinants of human longevity. Population: An English Selection, 2001, 13(1): 197-222.

Gavrilova, N.S., Gavrilov, L.A., Evdokushkina G.N., Semyonova, V.G., Gavrilova, A.L., Evdokushkina, N.N., Kushnareva, Yu.E., Kroutko, V.N., Andreyev, A.Yu. Evolution, mutations and human longevity. Human Biology, 1998, 70(4): 799-804.

Hope this helps.


Anonymous James Tyler-Smith said...

Thank you so much for publishing these references which will be invaluable for a research paper I am conducting on longevity - your blog has really helped me cut corners on this subject area.

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Anonymous Jules said...

there certainly is some correlation because of genetics but parent and their child may have very different lifestyle habits that will determine their life expectancy

2:27 PM  

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