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(Phys Org2)   Wild gorillas don't develop osteoporosis like their human cousins. Probably because they're not carrying around as much baggage   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Dian Fossey, Gorilla, study of gorilla skeletons, Osteoporosis, accelerated bone loss, Virunga Mountains, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, human counterparts  
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2020-09-30 5:46:19 PM  
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2020-09-30 5:48:46 PM  
Maybe because they actually have to do physical things to live....and we don't.  Stresses on bones keep them strong.
 
2020-09-30 5:51:48 PM  
Came to see Luggage Gorilla, leaving satisfied.
 
2020-09-30 6:04:43 PM  
"In terms of natural selection, there is no evolutionary advantage in developing bone loss with aging to the point of a potential fracture."

A disadvantageous trait that develops after the chance to breed makes little to no evolutionary difference, especially if the bad trait manifests after the offspring has had time to grow into adulthood.
 
2020-09-30 6:05:35 PM  
They can fill in for Trump during Biden's debate prep.

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2020-09-30 6:19:37 PM  

Befuddled: "In terms of natural selection, there is no evolutionary advantage in developing bone loss with aging to the point of a potential fracture."

A disadvantageous trait that develops after the chance to breed makes little to no evolutionary difference, especially if the bad trait manifests after the offspring has had time to grow into adulthood.


Having elders can be an evolutionary advantage. Humans depend on community and generational knowledge.
 
2020-09-30 6:46:48 PM  
Yeah, but gorillas can't bake pumpkin pie and I bet a lot of people with osteoporosis can.
 
2020-09-30 7:14:44 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: They can fill in for Trump during Biden's debate prep.

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drink!
 
2020-09-30 8:23:22 PM  

elvisaintdead: The Googles Do Nothing: They can fill in for Trump during Biden's debate prep.

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drink!


I am.
 
2020-09-30 11:05:48 PM  
FTA: Ruff and his colleagues were able to analyze the bones of 34 wild mountain gorillas-16 females and 17 males, ages 11 to 43 years

Osteoporosis.org.nz: Generally, osteoporosis and the fractures that it causes occur in women and men aged 50 years and over. Some younger people develop osteoporosis on account of having specific medical conditions, or as a side effect of taking certain medicines.

What's the odds of survival for a wild gorilla with medical conditions comparable to a human that would develop osteoporosis at a young age?
 
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