The age of the human to your dog is perhaps not the one you thought you were - The Point

The method of calculation is simple and well known to dog owners. To know the age of his dog, in human equivalent, it is sufficient to multiply it by seven. Thi

The age of the human to your dog is perhaps not the one you thought you were - The Point

The method of calculation is simple and well known to dog owners. To know the age of his dog, in human equivalent, it is sufficient to multiply it by seven. This solution is of course far from being exact, as explained by a team of american scientists from the university of San Diego, California, who have decided to work very seriously on the question.

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Their research has yielded a formula that, as we explained in Futura Sciences, manages to compare with greater precision the age of the dogs to that of Humans. Scientists have developed a kind of "clock epigenetic marks the age of a cell, tissue or organisms, indicators, such as wrinkles to the face of a human being, explains Futura Sciences.

A dog is aging a lot in his first year

This has led to a fascinating discovery : in their early years, dogs age much faster than we are. If one were to speak in terms of human age, a dog one-year-old has the same characteristics as a human being for thirty years. We are so far seven years that we know. This rate of aging continues to do so until the seventh year of the animal.

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The study focuses for the moment on only a single breed of dog, but the scientists intend to expand their research. In addition to the well as a chance method of comparison between the Man and the dog, this study allows for a better evaluation of the anti-aging effects on humans. Indeed, we live in such close proximity, exposed to the same environment, it could prove to be very useful to have an accurate estimate of the aging of the dog in comparison to ours.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 23:33

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