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City Dwellers More Resistant To Disease

City Dwellers More Resistant To Disease

Living in cities may not be a bad health option, suggests a new study.

Naresh Kumar

Finally some good news for us city dwellers. Researchers from the University of London have concluded that people in urban areas are more resistant to diseases than their rural brethren. With denser populations and more chance of disease spreading, urbanities have developed genes that give them resistance to these diseases which they then pass  on to their kids, thus spreading the resistance genes.

The findings were based on a DNA study of people living in once disease-ridden urban areas across Asia, Africa and Europe which found that these people were more likely to have tuberculosis and leprosy-resistant genes.

University of London

[via Gawker]

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