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Old 02-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #164
Scott Hanson
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Default Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity

Bump to this old (no pun intended) thread. Interesting study done on some Ecuadoreans who are seemingly free of cancer and diabetes due to a genetic mutation that greatly reduces IGF-1, resulting from impaired reception of HGH. This is supportive of studies done in animals that increased longevity by impairment of this same gene or hormonal process. I haven't looked for the study report, but this is a NYT article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/sc...me&ref=general
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