Scientists have identified a link between pain receptors and life expectancy

Experts from the University of California has established an interesting connection between the life expectancy of the person, the activity of metabolic processes, insulin levels and pain receptors, writes Fox News.

Scientists have tried to understand old age whether provokes pain, or pain triggers the aging process. Under the attention got receptor TRPV1. The receptor is activated by capsaicin. When continuous activation of the receptor in a short time he dies. Scientists noticed that a diet rich in capsaicin, reduces the risk of developing metabolic disorders, including diabetes.

Next, the researchers bred mice without the receptor. On average, the life expectancy has increased by 14% without the development of opportunistic diseases. In addition, in rodents has improved metabolism, accelerated synthesis and the number of molecules of insulin.

During normal operation the TRPV1 receptor stimulates the production of the neuropeptide CGRP, which inhibits the synthesis of insulin. At a young age, the concentration of CGRP reduced, allowing for normal metabolic processes in the human body. During aging, the concentration of neuropeptide increases, develop degenerative changes.

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