Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Be Poor, Live Longer (VIDEO)

Scientists recently studied residents of Costa Rica's Nicoyan Peninsula, where people live longer lives than usual.

Researchers studied the Nicoyans' DNA and found the Nicoyans had longer telomeres. Longer telomeres correlate to longer lives.

The scientists looked into many factors of why the Nicoyans live longer, and their research pointed to startling revelations: the Nicoyans don't live long despite their poverty, but because of it.

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