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Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

, Volume 65, Issue 11, pp 1626–1630 | Cite as

Considerations on Temperature, Longevity and Aging

  • B. ContiEmail author
Visions & Reflections (Minireview)

Abstract.

A modest reduction in body temperature prolongs longevity and may retard aging in both poikilotherm and homeotherm animals. Some of the possible mechanisms mediating these effects are considered here with respect to major aging models and theories.

Keywords.

Temperature aging longevity calorie restriction energy 

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© Birkhaueser 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences DepartmentThe Harold Dorris Neurological Research Institute, The Scripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

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