The below article is interesting research on the effects of mutations in Mitochondrial DNA and aging. The article states, "variation in just a few genes can determine whether we experience healthy aging" and goes on to say, "differences in mitochondrial function have direct repercussions on the pace of aging". Lastly, the article states, "If we can understand the biology underlying healthy aging that is free of age-associated diseases, we will be in a position to maintain long-lasting health during the aging process".
It is fascinating to think that if you have quality Mitochondrial DNA then you are likely to live a long time and disease free, but if you acquire the wrong mutations, you will likely live shorter and have more disease.
I believe this research may play a role in why the life spans of humans began to greatly reduce after Noah's Flood. The mutations the women on the Ark had would be passed on to every generation and essentially create a Mitochondrial DNA Bottleneck. This, along with other mutations, may have played the key role the the greatly reduced lifespans.
Click the image below to read a scientific article to support this statement.
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