What Bird Longevity Might Teach Us About Human Health

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This tiny bird defies the odds, living up to nine years in the wild despite its exceptional energy demands, high body temperature, and elevated blood sugar levels that would be dangerously diabetic in humans. A ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a perfect example of a species that has adapted to survive in spite of its fast paced, high energy lifestyle. Scientists believe that unlocking the secrets of this bird’s extraordinary biological mechanisms could provide insights into how humans could live healthier, longer lives. Read full article here

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