LIFE EXTENSION IN HEART DISEASE: AN ANIMAL MODEL

Walter N. Tapp, Benjamin H. Natelson

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Abstract

In an experimental study to investigate the effect of constant light on longevity in heart disease male hamsters with inherited heart disease were housed in pairs in either constant light or 12 h light and 12 h dark cycles. All hamsters had free access to food and water. Constant light slowed the progress of heart failure, made the hamsters more likely to survive the early stages of failure, and extended their lives. This observation may open new avenues for the treatment of human beings with heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume327
Issue number8475
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

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