Lifespan Boost For Mice That Feel Less Pain, University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Study
Published: May 27, 2014
No pain, lifespan gain? Mice lacking a type of pain receptor live significantly longer than other mice and have a more youthful metabolism. The finding hints at new targets for efforts to improve metabolic health and longevity in humans. Many researchers suspect a link between pain and lifespan. We know, for instance, that people experiencing chronic pain often die young. We also know that worms and flies lacking certain sensory neurons live longer than expected.
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