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Appendicitis

The incidence of appendicitis is highest among adolescents and young adults (13–40 years of age) (source World Journal of Surgery)

Since the disease has a fatality rate of 0.30 - 0.37% ( Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal) it should have long ago disappeared via evolutionary Darwinian mechanisms. The appendix has no known beneficial function and yet kills those at breeding age.

Observation: This article may be too hypothetical. Suggestion: delete ?


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