Hormone for Rich People to Live Longer
By: Rob Adams
Published: Oct 22, 2021
Hormone Rich People Live Longer - Scientists have discovered a secret on why rich people live longer - it's called the DHEAS hormone. The hormone found predominantly in rich people was linked to a longer life, according to British researchers.
Scientists from University College London studied thousands of over-50s for the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. They found that richer participants had higher levels of the life-lengthening hormone DHEAS. The natural steroid hormone is produced by the adrenal glands, sex organs and brain.
The harmone production has been linked to regular exercise, a good diet and companionship. Researchers suggest that in the future, the hormone could be artificially produced to help people live longer. Professor Sir Michael Marmot, of the university's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health says it's an incredible new finding.
"A striking new finding is that the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate [DHEAS] that predicts life expectancy also follows a social gradient: less wealth, lower levels of DHEAS," Marmot said in a statement. The research also found higher levels of a second hormone -- the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) -- in those who are wealthier. The two hormones help control the body's response to stress and regulate various body processes.