What do you know about Amish men and women? Scientists make interesting discoveries daily. One of the recent discoveries is a gene mutation that some Midwestern United States Amish people have. They are an interesting culture that lives in isolation all around the United States. These communities are closed, so no outsiders are really allowed. This is what makes this culture very interesting.
What Makes Amish People Live Longer?
This culture is made of people than ban pretty much all modern technology. They are farmers living off of their own land. Apparently, they do it in a manner that makes them live 10 years longer. Researchers studied 177 Amish people from Indiana and found that 43 of them had a mutant copy of the gene SERPINE1. The “Amishes” with this gene lived to about 85 years old, while the other ones without it reached the age of 75.
What Makes Amish People Live Healthier?
The Amish who carry this gene not only live longer; they also live healthier. Apparently, they are less likely to get diabetes, and they have 30% lower fasting insulin levels, as well as a more efficient metabolism. They are also less likely to have any diseases and illnesses.
It’s a Private Amish Mutation
The “Amishes” living in Berne, Indiana in the United States, have been the most isolated culture genetically and culturally out of all others in the Amish culture. These farmers immigrated from Switzerland in the middle of the 19th century. They are the only kindred on this whole planet who carry this mutation. Over 40 doctors and nurses tested these people in May 2015. Horses brought them to the test site and the testing took a full day. It’s no wonder since these doctors conducted a whole bunch of different tests. For example, they included fasting blood samples, echocardiograms, and systolic blood pressure testing, as well as many other samples and tests.