Brain size, body size and longevity

A. Peters*, B. Hitze, D. Langemann, A. Bosy-Westphal, M. J. Müller

*Corresponding author for this work
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In this analysis, we bring together two research fields that have never been associated before: the clinical issue Quételet's body-mass index and longevity and the comparative biological issue body-brain allometry. Comparison of medical and biological data supports the view that body mass index is just a one-to-one mapping of the body-brain-energy balancea biological variable indicating that an individual maintains its systemic energy homeostasis and therefore is likely to perform well in the coming years.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1349-1352
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2010


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