The Amish gene, living 10 years longer and avoiding diabetes

IAS News 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

A gene variant that arose decades ago within an Amish community seems to make people live ten years longer, as well as making it less likely that they will develop diabetes. The gene is called Serpine1, and is known to create a protein that promotes ageing, known as PA-1. However, a faulty variant of this…
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Is Alzheimer’s Disease really a form of diabetes?

IAS News 19 June 2013 | 2 Comments

Did you know that keeping the weight off and exercising is a good way of staving off dementia? Were you also aware that people who suffer from diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from alzheimer’s in later life? Well it seems that things may go further than that, with suggestions being made the actually…
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