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2.6: Theory 5- Rate of Living Theory

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    • The rate of living theory suggests that each animal, and perhaps each cell, has a specific amount of metabolic energy available to it and that the rate at which this energy is used determines the animal’s length of life.
    • Studies have demonstrated that rats kept on restricted diets and in cold environments live longer. Rats in these conditions have the appearance and behavior of younger animals.

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    • Theory 5: Rate of Living Theory. Authored by: Kelly, Jessica. Provided by: Herkimer College. Located at: NA. Project: AtD Course. License: CC BY: Attribution

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