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My suspicion is that, in times of food scarcity, increased lifespan (especially in animals with fairly limited spans) allows for a close-to-normal chance of producing offspring anyway - the starvation periods become "downtime," without offspring, but the reproductive span remains similar. If that's true, longer-lived species like humans would show a reduced effect.
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