Keeping Cool May Be the Key To Longevity

Another reason to avoid living in Texas. In fact, I'm just going to build a wine cellar, wire it with a T1, and move in there, and slurp wine all day.




Keeping Cool May Be the Key To Longevity

“New Scientist reports that Scripps Research Institute scientists have found that lowering the body temperature of mice by just 0.5C extends their lifespan by around 15%. Until now the only proven way of increasing longevity has been calorie restriction - but as this also causes a lowering of body temperature the researchers speculate that this cooling may be the underlying mechanism retarding aging. In this study mice with a defect in their lateral hypothalamus, which has the side effect of cooling body temperature, not only lived longer but also ate normal amounts.”

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