Correlations between physiology and lifespan--two widely ignored problems with comparative studies.

@article{Speakman2005CorrelationsBP,
  title={Correlations between physiology and lifespan--two widely ignored problems with comparative studies.},
  author={John R Speakman},
  journal={Aging cell},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={167-75}
}
Comparative differences between species provide a powerful source of information that may inform our understanding of the aging process. However, two problems regularly attend such analyses. The co-variation of traits with body mass is frequently ignored, along with the lack of independence of the data due to a shared phylogenetic history. These problems… CONTINUE READING