Found genes that prolong life by 20%.
American scientists have found that certain genes in the neurotransmitter dopamine can prolong life. According to the staff of the state University of new York at Buffalo became clear that the effect of dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2), together with physical activity can improve health and increase life expectancy by as much as 20%.
In order to confirm his theory Professor Panayotis Thanos experimented on laboratory mice. The researcher carefully watched the changes in the production of the neurotransmitter DA at the change of environment and activity of the subjects. As a result, the expert drew a parallel between a healthy habitat and increase production of dopamine D2-receptor.
The author of the research told that the above-mentioned gene not only improves the health of mice and has a positive effect on the immune system and the functioning of the circulatory system, but also prolongs the life of certain rodents from 16 to 22%.