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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Smart people no longer grow old


High IQ and good education allow the person to preserve youth. It is like that, smart people look younger and their slow aging from a purely physiological point of view, news media, citing the British heart Association.

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Reportedly, experts have analysed the DNA of people with different levels of education, and found that the more educated of them had longer telomeres — the end segments of chromosomes. Telomeres become shorter as for dividing human cells and this process is directly linked with the onset of old age in humans and many other living beings. Thus, from the study it can be concluded that education helps to delay the aging process. However, the media containing this information do not indicate whether the published experts of their work in any peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Earlier, another group of scientists from Britain and the United States of America came to the conclusion that a good education can protect people from Alzheimer’s disease: those who graduated at least high school and College, less likely to suffer from it, even if still be vulnerable, on average exhibit its symptoms. Full secondary education, according to the study, reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 44 percent, with a particularly significant difference was observed in people with a genetic predisposition to the disease.

The role of telomeres today also dedicated a lot of research. For example, in February a group of scientists of national University of Singapore, found that patience helps women to preserve youth. To verify this, the experts proposed that the participants of the study either receive $ 100 immediately or a larger amount later. As it turned out, those who (as is supposed, out of impatience) chose the first option, telomeres were less.

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