Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 12, 2022

The secret to longevity? Ask a yellow-bellied marmot

ScienceDaily reports

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. The study is the first to analyze the rate of aging among marmots in the wild.

Read more at  The secret to longevity? Ask a yellow-bellied marmot — ScienceDaily

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