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Live longer – be Amish

The Old Order Amish community in Indiana is a rare breed indeed. Researchers have learned that they are the only known carriers of a genetic mutation called SERPINE 1 in their DNA.

This mutation is associated with longer lifespans, better cardiovascular health generally, and the non-existence of diabetes. A study of 177 volunteers from the community discovered the rare mutation and now a drug is being developed to see if others can benefit.

Picture source: Daniel Schwen