Thursday, April 16, 2009

Climate Change and Birth Weight

Interesting paper on the role of extreme climate conditions in determining birthweight

1 comment:

Kevin Denny said...

I think there is plenty of biology evidence on this general issue.Basically animals near the poles tend to be bigger because it is a better way of conserving heat: the ratio of surface to volume is lower as you get bigger. It would be inversely proportional to one's radius if one was a sphere for example.