British scientists explained why people most often die in 80 years

(ORDO NEWS) — The Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge conducted a study that answered the question of why the age of 80 is critical for most people and the maximum number of deaths occurs at this age.

The life expectancy of different mammals varies. A mouse lives a year and a half, giraffes 24 years, an elephant 60-80 years. Previously, it was believed that this period depends on the metabolic rate.

Now a popular version. With age, the cells of any organism accumulate mutations in DNA. And by the end of life, no matter how long, most mammalian species have about 3200 mutations, many of which lead to the development of diseases.

There is too much damage in the cells, and the body is simply not able to cope with all the functions.


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