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Saturday, November 04, 2006

How to live a longer life ?

1) the refrigerator is used to lengthen the life of food, and a new study suggests a similar principle could prolong life, too. Researchers have found that lowering the body temperature of mice by just 0.5°C extends their lifespan by around 12% for males and 20% for females. In the future, people might be able to take a drug to achieve a similar effect on body temperature and enjoy a longer life.
2) the only previously proven method of significantly increasing the lifespan of an animal has been through a restricted calorie diet. In an recent experiment, mice fed with 30% fewer calories than usual lived 20-30% longer.

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Blogger Jen said...

So be cold and eat less? What kind of life is that? I rather live less but be warm and eat a lot!

10:29 AM

 
Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

life just good

11:29 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, but I'd prefer a warmer, well-fed, shorter life!

12:12 PM

 
Blogger Jacks said...

Well, from your blog it appears that you enjoy collecting new information and obtaining new knowledge...so I got a little for ya! In 2002 Discover Magazine wrote an article about a specific gene in the Human genome that drastically increases the life span of each individual that inherits it. The scientists in the article expected by 2006 that they would be working on a pill that mimics the gene's production of a certain enzyme. So...maybe we'll be popping enzyme pills while we are sitting in a cooler eating our rice cakes. So much for an exciting future...

12:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cold and hungry? No thanks! :)

12:23 PM

 
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12:39 PM

 
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You have a great info blog here.. Interesting. :)

1:38 PM

 
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2:02 PM

 
Blogger chrysoberyl said...

Must stay colder, or put myself in a fridge then. :)

2:19 PM

 
Blogger Thatsnews said...

Shiver your way to longer life? Somehow that does not sound such a keen idea!

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2:20 PM

 
Blogger Chicago Lawyer said...

Makes sense, but sounds too cold. And I already live in Chicago! Do northerners live longer anyway?

2:41 PM

 
Blogger Life Records said...

In US, based on two survey results, Northerners (such as South Dakoda and Minnesota)do live longer.

3:06 PM

 
Blogger A Thing of Beauty said...

Warm hearted by nature,
I love to be cold

6:58 PM

 
Blogger Sicilian said...

I guess that what the test is really saying is that there should be a lot of old skinny people in Alaska who live forever. . . .
I'll take warm weather. . . moderate calories and shorter life. . .
Ciao

7:34 AM

 
Blogger NIPOMOTIMES said...

I love the warmth in the day but like to sleep in a cold room. And as far as food is concerned, wow the people that use food as a distraction instead of a need are way off base. While they are in chopping and cooking Im outside enjoying the fresh cool air. My dads last hobby was food, he was obese. America, get over the food thing, its disgusting when many are really starving.

7:43 AM

 
Blogger tatiana blanco said...

Interesting article

12:56 PM

 
Blogger Lokki said...

Well, perhaps in mice, but in Americans, lifespan has rather greatly increased since the inception of central heating.

Now I know you're going to tell me that this doesn't mean there's a statistica correlation between the two, but I'm going to point out that at least this evidence uses the same species. Excuse me, now, I have to go put a log on the fire.

10:07 AM

 

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