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Slow Metabolisms Key To Long Life Spans In Humans, Hunter College Study


1/15/2014 6:17:44 AM

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Though some individuals may not appreciate their slow metabolisms, a new study suggests that humans and other primates - who burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals - have such long lives because of their curiously slow metabolisms. Publishing their results in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the international team of scientists says burning fewer calories may also explain why primates grow up so slowly.

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