Latest Centenarian Stories

Clusters Of Genes Determine Who Will Reach 100
2012-01-20 06:22:57

Scientists now boast that they can predict who will live to be 100 with astounding accuracy using on a complex review of genetic markers for healthy aging. A team of Boston University researchers devised the genetic formula for longevity based on a detailed study of the DNA of centenarians. Their research, published in PLoS ONE, focused on identifying common genetic variations thought to be associated with healthy aging in over 800 centenarians and 914 healthy subjects of varying ages....

2012-01-19 10:18:21

While environment and family history are factors in healthy aging, genetic variants play a critical and complex role in conferring exceptional longevity, according to researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Boston Medical Center, IRCCS Multimedica in Milan, Italy, and Yale University. Published in PLoS ONE, after peer review, the research findings are the corrected version of work originally published in Science in July 2010. The revised publication...

2011-10-20 07:00:00

Second edition of book features new and updated content and case studies, sheds further light on slowing the aging process and delaying the onset of chronic diseases Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Home Care Assistance, North Americaâs premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the release of the second edition of Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life. Due to the exceptional response and positive feedback from the medical...

2011-08-04 06:38:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The U.S. Census Bureau estimates nearly 425,000 people aged 95 and older live in the United States. A new study has found that when it comes to living an exceptionally long life, people who live to be over the age of 95 or older are no more honorable than anyone else in terms of their diet, exercise routine, smoking and drinking habits. The researchers interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews who were living independently and were 95 and older, 75 percent were women....

2011-08-03 10:35:00

According to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York, regular exercise, drinking in moderation and watching what you eat makes no difference to your chances of reaching the century mark. Researchers studied nearly 500 people between the ages of 95 and 109 and compared them with more than 3,000 others born during the same period. They found that those who lived long lives ate, drank and smoked just as much as those who hadn't lived as long, and...

2011-08-03 04:00:00

Einstein Researchers Find Centenarians Just as Likely as the Rest of Population to Smoke, Drink and Pack on Pounds BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/default.asp) of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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