Short Men Live Longer, – Hawaiian Study
New medical research shows that short men live longer comparing to the more high men.
During banch of studies experts from Kuakini Medical Center (Hawaii) have found a protective gene FOXO3 in undersized men or longevity gene. Its presence in the body is the cause of short stature, but it significantly prolongs life. This is due to the fact that the gene protects against cancer development and contributes to low levels of insulin.
The authors of study have tested more than 8 thousand Americans with Japanese origin and conducted an analysis of their health condition for 50 years. All volunteers took part in the program of studies of aging and heart research.
Participants were assigned to 2 groups - those men, whose growth was less than 158 cm, and those with above 158 cm. The difference in life expectancy between the two groups was significant. The higher growth in man, the shorter his life span.
"This is the first time medical research which proved that the growth of men closely associated with FOXO3 gene," says study author Dr. Bradley Willcox. "According to Dr. Wilcox, scientists plan to conduct additional research in the near future to verify the results of the previous one and make sure that men may belong to different ethnic groups.
But it is important to remember that regardless of human growth and the availability of FOXO3 gene, the life expectancy depends on a healthy lifestyle.
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