A new research on longevity suggests
that rare variant of Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) are linked to
exceptional longevity. Research opines that people with this rare variant of CETP
live exceptionally well.
What is CETP & how does it add
CETP helps rising the level of good
cholesterol (HDL) that enables people with this gene variant to lead a
healthier life for a long time. It supports larger-than-usual HDL molecules.
CETP is closely connected to cholesterol metabolism.
As per medical experts from Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, people who have already exceeded
95 years tend to live longer if they have favorable levels of CETP
A research that began in early
1990’s at Albert Einstein College of Medicine covered a group of people who had
lived above 90 years of age. It has been observed that this group of elderly
people not just carry CETP variant but also have high levels of good
cholesterol (HDL). They don’t just live
longer but they lead a healthier life.
Biological peculiarities of this
group are stated below:
- Sharper neurological function
despite of old age
- Rate of Heart Diseases is lower than
- Rate of Stroke is lower than normal
Further researchers are trying to
find out factors like diet, exercise, and ideal lifestyle changes that promote
longevity and healthy life. They are also trying to figure out whether calorie
cutting can have an impact on the average lifespan of human beings. This
research is based on a research that propounds the fact that calorie cutting might
have an impact on lifespan of animals.