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In order to contribute significantly to the description and understanding of human disease, paleoepidemiology must first recognize requirements which epidemiologists have long considered essential: 1) that the populations sampled are relevant to a set of specific hypotheses concerning a particular set of diseases: 2) that an adequate sample is employed to accurately represent the whole population: and 3) that wherever possible, sex and age parameters are accurately controlled. Given a specific set of hypotheses worthy of being tested, paleoepidemiology can be used not only to describe the distribution of significant human diseases, but also to help untangle and explain their etiology.
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