Sex with a partner has been associated with one of the ways to prevent disease. Sex is believed to be able to boost immunity. Recent studies have found, intimate relationships are also able to avoid a genetic mutation in the body so as to minimize the opportunity for someone to get the disease due to descent from time to time.
This finding is the result of the research team from the University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre in Canada. Researchers found that there was a decreased risk of hereditary disease in a person when genetic material is mixed when sex is done by a couple of men and women.
“These findings gives us a better understanding of how we, as humans, become more or less risk of contracting the disease,” said study leader Philip Awadalla from the University of Montreal, as quoted by the Times of India.
Researchers specifically found that the human genes that are not part of mixing bring the possibility of a greater proportion to bring the disease due to a genetic mutation. When chromosomes undergo re-combining, the part that did not experience the mixing more likely to have a genetic mutation and tend to be bad. Susceptibility to hereditary disease, beginning with the deterioration of the genetic material in the body.
“Thankfully, the possibility of disease mutations ultimately alter the genetic code through sexual reproduction,” said Awadalla.
The study appears in the journal Nature Genetics.