The modern inhabitants of Europe from ancient people got a strong immune system and a tendency to alcohol. As it turned out, the people living in Europe, have a special immune response and peculiar immune response to infectious agents, says the journal Cell.

This discovery explains why among Europeans observed electoral resistance to infections. People can have a strong immunity to one disease and thus easy to get sick of the other. Apparently, it is connected with the processes of mating, occurring 50-60 thousand years ago. Neanderthals, according to scientists, had a great influence on the formation of the immune system of modern humans.

Together with a strong immune system the people of Europe from Neanderthals inherited pathological things. Among them, the dependence on alcohol and other psychoactive substances, tendency to depression and allergies. It is proved that the neighboring Nations of allergic conditions and alcoholism occur much less often.

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