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Sex once a week ensures longevity in women: Study

According to the latest study, having sex regulary or minumum once in a week may prove as an age miracle for women and is connected with longer telomere.


  |  Updated On : July 14, 2017 06:21 PM
Sex once a week ensures longevity in women: Study

Sex once a week ensures longevity in women: Study

New Delhi :  

A latest study led by the University of California in San Francisco has found that having sex at least once in a week may help women live longer.

Yes! According to the latest study, published online in a journal named 'Psychoneuroendocrinology', having sex regulary or minumum once in a week may prove as an age miracle for women and is connected with longer telomere.

Having longer telomere means slower cellular aging and a longer life. Being active between the sheets and regular love making may add some extra years in women's life regardless of whether they are sexually satisfied in their relationship.

Researchers believe that this practice among women may also help boost their imune system by lowering their stress.

The study continued for a week and researchers have taken the blood samples of all the participants to get their telomere length and it has been found that women who had sex regularly during the week of the study tended to have longer telomere. Relationship satisfaction, stress and partner support or conflict are not able to effect the length of the telomere.

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Moreover, talking about their latest research lead author Tomas Cabeza de Baca has said, "Over time, shortened telomeres may contribute to chronic degenerative diseases and premature mortality. 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"

An earlier research had also confirmed that a good sex life may help possess a healthier and happier life for women though the impact is unclear in case of men.

First Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 08:10 AM


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