Saturday, January 14, 2006

body temperature reduction

Reduction in body temperature in animals slows the aging process. In studies done on cold-blooded animals, a tenfold increase in longevity has been achieved by lowering body temperature. This cooling method has also been experimented with on warm-blooded mammals. The results are the same, slower aging process, but not as drastic. It has been predicted that lowering the body temperature by three degrees Fahrenheit could add 30 years to a human life. There is currently no practical long-term way to lower body temperature in humans.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Rosenfield, A. "The Longevity Seekers," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art.1. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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