03/11/2015 09:11 am ET Updated Mar 16, 2015

These Charts Will Change How You Think About Aging


What if our bodies didn't keep deteriorating as we got older?

That's how some animals do it.

A 2014 study comparing the mortality rates of 46 species found that some organisms had a constant mortality rate from around the time of birth until around the time of death. Others enter a period of aging and then come out of it, continuing on with their lives.

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