In China found the remains of dwarf rare

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In China found the remains of dwarf rare

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At the moment in the world there are tens of thousands of people with so-called Laron syndrome or dwarfism. People with this genetic condition have a height below 147 cm, due to the immunity of the tissues of their body to the effects of growth hormone. This is a fairly rare disease, so there is nothing surprising in the fact that in the entire history of the archaeologists were able to find at least 40 of the bones of people with this disease. It is noteworthy that almost all of them had a type of dwarfism called chondrodystrophy, wherein the length of the body is normal, but the limb was shortened. However, recently Chinese archaeologists have found the grave of the dwarf, whose whole body was small.

The discovery was described in a scientific publication . The bones were discovered not far from the Chinese yellow river, where was also buried the bodies of the other people who died in the interval between 3300-2900 years. It is noteworthy that for some reason people normal growth were buried with put on chest arms and hands the dwarf was crossed behind the back. Researchers don't know the exact causes of differences between the way of burial, however, according to the ancient documents, to dwarves thousands of years ago are not treated with disdain. Quite the contrary — many of them respected.

the Remains were found in China ancient dwarf

Man with a rare form of dwarfism

In the study of the remains, scientists noticed that the bones of a dwarf were indeed too short and fragile, compared . Analysis of the teeth showed that the little man was an adult, but the cause of his death has not been determined. After studying the proportions of his body the researchers came to the conclusion that he was suffering from the so-called proportionate dwarfism in which the trunk is as small as limbs. This variety of the disease is extremely rare, what makes the discovery unique and important for science.

The Development of dwarfism could contribute to two factors. When the so-called children's hypopituitarism in humans in infancy can cause problems with the operation of the part of the brain called the pituitary gland, which is responsible for growth and metabolism. Also it could be problems with the thyroid gland, which stops the growth of the limbs and have difficulty with cognitive development and functions of other organs.

One of the smallest people in the world is he Pimpin with growth of 74 cm

Researchers believe that disorders of the pituitary gland and the thyroid gland could occur due to lack of nutrients . The fact that the diet of the people of China are really very few sources of this substance and many of them suffer from a lack of thyroid hormones in medicine called hypothyroidism.

According to head of research Sean HALCROW, the dwarf can hardly be considered special. About this, at least, according to Confucian texts written in the fourth century of our era. According to these documents, in Ancient China, people with physical disabilities are not treated lightly and they are not subjected to harassment. Thus, the strange position of his hands buried dwarf still remains for scientists a riddle.

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