Scientific Reasons Why Some Women Don’t Age
Black Americans are More Likely to Have the Methuselah Gene
Another finding by the Multi-Decade and Ethnicity Study is one in five black Americans have the Methuselah Gene, whereas only one in ten white Americans have the Methuselah gene.
Longer Life Linked to the Methuselah Gene
The benefits of having the Methuselah gene are not solely physical. Longer lifespans are also linked to the Methuselah gene. One study of Ashkenazi Jews reported that Ashkenazi Jews were more likely to surpass their 95th birthday when they had the Methuselah gene mutation.
Research on longevity and why some women look younger than others their age has shown a connection between a youthful appearance and the Methuselah gene. Having this gene tends to make a person more resilient to an unhealthy lifestyle and elongate her lifespan.