Gene linked to reduced lifespan in mice

A study suggests that mice that lack the FAT10 gene have a 20% longer lifespan than mice with the gene, potentially as a result of increased metabolic rate, preferential use of fat over carbohydrates for energy, and reduced body fat in these mice.

Article: “Extended lifespan and reduced adiposity in mice lacking the FAT10 gene,” by Allon Canaan et al.

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