Study: Latinos Live Forever, ¡Para Siempre!

Latinos for Donald Trump in Anaheim (Associated Press)
A UCLA study of seven ethnic groups concluded that Latinos age more slowly than the other ethnic groups analyzed. “Latinos live longer than Caucasians, despite experiencing higher rates of diabetes and other diseases. Scientists refer to this as the ‘Hispanic paradox,’” said Steve Horvath, lead author of the study, in a UCLA announcement. Horvath, a professor of human genetics at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, continued, “Our study helps explain this by demonstrating that Latinos age more slowly at the molecular level.” Researchers used analyzed 18 DNA datasets of close to 6,000 people in the study, which analyzed seven ethnicities, according to the UCLA report on the study. Those groups included two African groups, African-Americans, Caucasians, East Asians, Latinos and a Bolivian indigenous group genetically linked to Latinos known as the Tsimane. Latinos and the Latino-linked Tsimanes were found to age more slowly than the other five groups. The report noted that DNA from blood indicates how healthy someone’s immune system is. Tsimanes aged even more slowly than the Latino group. Study coauthor Michael Gurven commented on common infections in the Tsimane, but said that they “show very little evidence of the chronic diseases that commonly afflict modern society.” Gurven is