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Epidemiologists and medical researchers often employ an allostatic load model that focuses on environmental and lifestyle factors, together with biological vulnerabilities, to explain the deterioration of human physiological systems and chronic degenerative disease. Although this perspective has...
Here we review research suggesting that vulnerability to disease plays a significant role in modulating life history strategies. In particular, we highlight the role of immunocompetence in life history tradeoffs, predicting that individuals whose immune systems leave them more vulnerable to...
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