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How Do We Age?

In animals the onset of aging is tied to physical evolution. Each animal has evolved to a given life span that accords best with its survival. Nature does not allow gross imbalances to persist; all …

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How Long Do Cats Live?

By Kathy Blumenstock, Animal Planet The cliché is that cats have nine lives, though their actual longevity depends on more than folklore. The Internet is littered with tales of cats in their 20s …

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Healthy Diet Linked to Longer Life

According to research that will be published in the January 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, seniors between the ages of 70 to 79 who ate a diet rich in high-fat dairy…

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7 Animals With the Longest Life Spans

Text by Bryan Nelson, MNN There are tortoises alive today that were 25 to 50 years old when Charles Darwin was born. There are whales swimming the oceans with 200-year-old ivory spear points em…

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