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Submission + - SPAM: First Ever Anti-Ageing Gene Discovered in a Secluded Amish Family

schwit1 writes: The genetic mutation can occur on one or both copies of a gene called SERPINE1. It's known that when both gene copies are mutated, it can lead to a rare genetic bleeding disorder — and the Amish community in question is susceptible to it.

But when only one of the gene copies carries the mutation, it seems to confer several interesting benefits.

Compared to the general Amish population, these 43 (of 177) people had a 10 percent longer lifespan, and 10 percent longer telomeres (the DNA-protecting structures at the ends of our chromosomes that unravel when the cells reach the end of their lifespans).

They also showed lower incidence of diabetes and lower insulin fasting levels. On top of that, the study showed a small indication of lower blood pressure and potentially more flexible blood vessels.

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First Ever Anti-Ageing Gene Discovered in a Secluded Amish Family

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