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Some Amish Have A Genetic Advantage

Although known mainly for their adherence to an older, simpler way of life, some Amish folks also have a genetic advantage with respect to longevity and the likelihood they'll develop diabetes. Recent research has found that members of the Old Order of Amish who carry a single copy of a mutated gene ...
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Gene conferring long-life identified in US Amish community

A rare genetic mutation leading to longer and healthier lives has been discovered in an Amish community in the USA. Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, identified the mutation by analysing a gene called SERPINE1 in 177 members of the Old Order Amish community in Berne, ...
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Can't sleep until children are home

God watches over us. His blessings to all! Lovina Eicher is an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight. She is the co-author of three cookbooks; her new cookbook, The Essential Amish Cookbook, is available from 800-245-7894. Readers can write to Eicher at PO Box 1689, South Holland, ...
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Amish Gene Mutation Could Help Us Live Longer (Study)

COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Recently, Dr. Douglas Vaughan of Northwestern University performed a study on a small Amish community in Indiana. Dr. Vaughan and his team ran tests on 177 Amish folks to learn more about a rare gene mutation and its effects. Those who carried the mutated gene lived, ...
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