Being Sexually Active Helps Slow Down Ageing Clock

by Bidita Debnath on  July 13, 2017 at 11:47 PM Sexual Health News
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Couples who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to others who had sex less often. You may want to start being active between the sheets as a recent study has revealed that having sex at least once a week slows down ageing.
 Being Sexually Active Helps Slow Down Ageing Clock
Being Sexually Active Helps Slow Down Ageing Clock

If sex is central to your lifestyle and happiness at age 30, it will probably still be important at age 60. Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco analyzed physical intimacy, as well as partner support or conflict, overall relationship satisfaction and stress in 129 mothers in long-term relationships. Blood samples were taken from the study's participants to determine their telomere length. The preliminary study found that women who reported having sex with their partner during the course of the week tended to have significantly longer telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA.

Relationship satisfaction, stress and partner support or conflict had no impact on telomere length. Lead researcher Tomas Cabeza de Baca said that over time, shortened telomeres may contribute to chronic degenerative diseases and premature mortality. He added, "Sexual intimacy may dampen the effects of stress by down-regulating stress response systems and up-regulating immune response.

Over time, these patterns of stress function should result in longer telomere length," PsyPost reported. The findings were published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Source: ANI

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