Re: Life Expectancy

Spike Jones (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 09:00:18 -0700

> spike spikulated: >One's l.q. is the average of your parents' l.q....
> Damien Broderick wrote: Well, there's regression to the mean to factor in...
> general background level of your gestational and infant nutrition and then
> the hardship of life for your cohort, the stochastic impact of disease...

Yes and since you mentioned nutrition: that Stealing Time program mentioned that animal studies of caloric restriction seem to delay aging. Nowthen, I wonder if this light eating could explain my own late pubescence (16 yrs old before I could go into the locker room without excruciating embarrassment, 19yr old junior in college before I shaved my face for the first time). Should caloric restriction delay *all* life developments, not just death? spike