Men in Iceland have some of the longest life spans, genetic researchers say

Posted at 6:06 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 20:06:02-04

DENVER -- Men in Switzerland and Iceland have some of the longest lives in the world, according to genetic researchers

Scientists say men in Iceland could see a higher life expectancy because they stay active very late in life, and they don’t eat a lot of meat.

They do eat a lot of fish and have diets high in heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. But eating a lot of fish can’t change your DNA.

Icelanders are believed to have incredible genetics from the Viking days with low risk of disease.

The study also shows other attributing factors for Icelandic men are their close family units and the way their social structure is made.

Researchers also credit the genetic toughness of Icelandic ancestors who have survived harsh conditions for centuries.

And the landscape is gorgeous with a ton of clean air and water which leads to lower stress levels.

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