The study included 100 people with dwarfism and 1,600 standard height relatives living in nearby villages. In the 22 years of monitoring, there was no diabetes cases and there was only one case of non-fatal cancer.
The researchers conducted several blood tests to patients with Laron syndrome and managed to discover that their DNA was protected against cancer-causing agents; their bodies quickly eliminated any damaged cells before they had the chance to develop into cancer.
“We believe that perhaps this double protective effect might well be the reason for the absence of cancer in this population,” Longo said at aconference.
Source: Diario Expreso