There is a relationship between life expectancy and the level of iron in the blood. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, writes golos.ua.
Experts analyzed the data about the duration of life of 1.75 million people, including 60 thousand, lived to the age limit, and found that centenarians have genes that regulate iron levels in the blood.
Experts believe that insights on iron metabolism can lead to understanding why the inclusion in the diet of red meat, rich in iron, can lead to age-related diseases. They believe that it reduces life expectancy it is the high level of iron in the blood.
Scientists hope that, based on this discovery, mankind may in the future be able to create medicines that control this process.