- Mar 15, 2014
Population Distributions of Thymic Function in Adults: Variation by Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status
Overall, increasing age and male gender were significantly associated with reduced thymic function.
Compared to individuals with a BMI <25, individuals who were overweight or obese had higher thymic function.
In his list of "[n]eotenous structural traits in which Mongoloids... differ from Caucasoids", Montagu lists "Larger brain, larger braincase, broader skull, broader face, flat roof of the nose, inner eye fold, more protuberant eyes, lack of brow ridges, greater delicacy of bones, shallow mandibular fossa, small mastoid processes, stocky build, persistence of thymus gland into adult life, ... fewer sweat glands, fewer hairs per square centimeter [and] long torso".