Hibernation and longevity in the Turkish hamster Mesocricetus brandti

Science  08 May 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4495, pp. 668-670
DOI: 10.1126/science.7221552


A positive correlation was found between the length of life of 288 Turkish hamsters and the amount of time spent in hibernation, suggesting that the process of aging is slowed during hibernation.