Study: Elephants Could Help With Curing Cancer
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Clues leading to a cure for cancer may come from an unlikely source – elephants.
Biologists say elephants have a cancer rate of just five percent compared to about 25 percent in people.
Scientists found elephants have at least 40 extra genes that stop tumors long before they form.
The special genes detect damaged cells and repair or kill them.
Without the genes, elephants would rarely live to their typical old age of 50 to 70 years.
Humans have only two genes of that type.
Walking at different speeds may burn more calories, according to a study from The Ohio State University.
Researchers found people who varied their walking speed burned up to 20 percent more calories versus those who walked at a constant pace.
Study authors believe their work is among the first to measure the effect of changing walking pace on calories burned.
Spicing things up may be the key to a longer life.
Researchers analyzed the food diaries of a half a million Chinese people over seven years.
They found spicy food lovers had a lower risk of cancer, heart and respiratory diseases and a lower risk of early death by 14 percent.
Experts advise people to choose spicy food wisely as it’s better to get your peppers from fresh produce than pizza, wings or other fatty foods.