Japanese scientists have learned what hair color prolongs life
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Japanese scientists, who have long been haunted by the laurels of the British, conducted a study of the dependence of the life expectancy of different representatives of the animal world on their color. Scientific work, from which no one expected any special breakthroughs, suddenly showed a very interesting picture. It turns out that the color of wool, hair, feathers and even scales can significantly prolong life or, conversely, shorten it.
The study of Japanese scientists involved 30 thousand dogs of the Labrador breed. Statistics were collected, which included information about the color of the coat, the state of health and life expectancy of animals. It turned out that chocolate-colored dogs on average live 1.4 years less than their black and golden counterparts. Animals of the "unsuccessful" suit often have otitis and dermatitis, as well as eye and respiratory tract infections.
Noticing this, the researchers began to check living creatures of other species and, first of all, humans. It turns out that almost everyone has patterns, including us. The survey of 200 thousand people from different countries allowed us to analyze their genome.
As a result, it became obvious that people with light hair live longer than brunettes, since they reach puberty later. At the same time, they have a lower chance of getting a heart attack, stroke or type 2 diabetes. The connection between pigmentation and health is laid down in the animal world at the genetic level.
It affects the rate of puberty of the pituitary gland – the gland on the lower surface of the brain. It produces hormones that respond to the development of the sex glands and pigmentation. Needless to say, it will not work to deceive fate – a change in the color of wool or hair will not affect life expectancy.