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Unformatted text preview: females. Black skinned individuals statistically live shorten than Caucasians. XL is more static, driven by the hard code in our genes. ML can be decreased or increased by outside factors. For the general population, the ML number has been in a pattern of gradual increase. Factors influencing ML include: nutrition, stress, exercise and disease. Lets say an individual knows their family has a history of heart disease and deaths around age 50 with one family member reaching 65. The XL of the family would be 65 years and the average life expectancy might be 53. This individual has the potential to alter their life expectancy through intervention with medicines, diet and stress levels. They can live to 70 and increase the familys XL and ML at the same time....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course GER GER 412 taught by Professor Edit during the Spring '08 term at Thomas Edison State.
- Spring '08