Journal Article

Evolution of morbidity in human history

Ukraintseva, S. V.
Clinical Gerontology, 61–65 (1998)


Time trends in human morbidity influenced by major evolutionary-genetic factors (i.e. mutations, migrations, genetic drift and natural selection) are discussed. The time-related change in the spectrum of common human pathology is considered to be partly due to the change in the spectrum of selected physiological traits.
Keywords: evolution, morbidity
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