males 3.5 days: females 3.2 days days
||Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
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||Primary source abstract: "Using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, [researchers] investigated the effects of Rhodiola on life-span."
||P.499 left column 6th paragraph: "In a study conducted on Drosophila, it has been suggested that Rhodiola rosea can be used to increase the lifespan of the organism. Researchers fed adult fruit flies with diets of yeast paste supplemented with four herbs known for their anti-aging properties. The flies ate this diet for the duration of their lives. Three of the herbs were found to have no effect on fruit fly longevity, but Rhodiola significantly reduced the mortality by increasing survival by 3.5 days in males and by 3.2 days in females [primary source]."