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Chronic Diseases of Aging in an Evolutionary Context

Posted: 5/14/2018 ()

Benjamin Trumble, Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Center for Evolution and Medicine, at Arizona State University

Noncommunicable diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the Unites States. The burden of these conditions is expected to increase in association with population aging worldwide. Many of these chronic diseases have underlying etiologies related to lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity. Were noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease common throughout evolutionary history? This seminar explores evidence of two chronic conditions- benign prostatic hyperplasia and cardiovascular disease- within a non-industrial population of forager-horticulturalists, the Tsimane of the Bolivian amazon.

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Date: 05/18/2018

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall