Thursday, September 5, 2013

Does Polyandry Increase Offspring Health?

I found this at
A joint study by researchers from four universities has suggested women could improve quality of their offspring by mating with multiple partners.

Experts examined the behaviour of an ancestor of the domestic chicken and found that mating with different males helped females produce offspring that are more resistant to disease, Daily Mail reported.

Now they claim their findings could be applied to other animals as well as humans.
I'm always cautious about citing the behavior of other species to support/oppose human behavior, but less cautious about comparing biological results.

In humans, polyandrous families (and polyamorous families in general) have found that having more adults around to assist, supervise, and protect children can always be helpful.
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