Tag: live to 100

It’s In The Genes

@Kathy Quirk-Syvertse, Getty Images Genes may be more likely to increase longevity than diet, exercise, smoking and drinking. Researchers asked 466 people over age 95 about their lifestyles, body mass index, and other habits around smoking, drinking, physical activity and food.ξ The group was compared against 3,164 people who had...

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Live to be 100? It May Be in Your Genes.

Scientists studying the genomes of centenarians in New England say they have identified a set of genetic variants that predicts extreme longevity with 77 percent accuracy. The centenarians had just as many disease-associated variants as shorter-lived mortals, so their special inheritance must be genes that protect against disease, said the...

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