Aging and Disease
after the age of
their probability of dying increases with increasing age.
One possible genetic basis for senescence is the
model, as exhibited in some fruit
theory suggests that there in a tradeoff in balancing resources between
(involved in maintenance and repair) and reproductive
sometimes this is affected by sex
Many animals can reduce the risk of infection from
by avoiding areas that have high
levels and also avoiding parasitized
Some animals may engage in self-
to reduce their exposure to
Some human diets may help prevent disease;
in many tropical cultures may reduce bacterial infections.