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"A new study shows that aging slows to a crawl when yellow-bellied marmots hibernate. These large ground squirrels are able to virtually halt the aging process during the seven to eight months they spend hibernating in their underground burrows, the researchers report.

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All of these hibernation-related conditions -- diminished food consumption, low body temperature and reduced metabolism -- are known to counter the aging process and promote longevity, the researchers said. This delayed aging is likely to occur in other mammals that hibernate, they said, because the molecular and physiological changes are similar."

 

The secret to longevity? Ask a yellow-bellied marmot

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220307131958.htm

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On 3/8/2022 at 9:22 AM, BrianA said:

All of these hibernation-related conditions -- diminished food consumption, low body temperature and reduced metabolism -- are known to counter the aging process and promote longevity

I'll gamble on that being true.

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