Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 11:11 EDT

Latest Centenarian Stories

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands says one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now age 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the total reached 1,633 as of Jan. 1 of this year, Expatica reported Monday. The agency said 33 percent of those age 100 or above were men in 1979, but the male share of the population has now dwindled to 12 percent. The oldest person in the Netherlands is a woman said to be 111, the statistics...

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands said one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now aged 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the number grew to a total 1,633 as of Jan. 1 of this year, Expatica reported Monday. The agency said 33 percent of those aged 100 or above were men in 1979, but the male share of the population has now dwindled to 12 percent. The current oldest person in the Netherlands is a 111-year-old...

2009-02-05 22:18:30

Scientists in Germany suggest 100-year-olds worldwide carry a special sequence variation of the FOXO3A gene. The study -- published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- found the gene variation was more commonly present in those living to 100 and beyond, after looking at DNA samples of 388 German centenarians as well as those of 731 younger people. The researchers are also working with French researchers who report the same trend in French centenarians. Originally, a...

2009-02-03 10:55:00

A variation in the gene FOXO3A has a positive effect on the life expectancy of humans, and is found much more often in people living to 100 and beyond "“ moreover, this appears to be true worldwide. A research group in the Faculty of Medicine at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (CAU) has now confirmed this assumption by comparing DNA samples taken from 388 German centenarians with those from 731 younger people. The results of the study appear this week in the prestigious...

b2557d24491a80924ae918ca38782fd41
2008-11-24 15:24:38

U.S. research found that many adults 65 years and older showed clear signs of depression, as many are faced with health problems, financial issues and the death of a spouse or loved one. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia studied 244 people aged 100 or over and found that one in four showed clear signs of depression. "Centenarians are still rare, and depression hasn't been studied thoroughly in this group," said Adam Davey, a developmental psychologist in the College of Health...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

By Jay Alabaster TOKYO - The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday on Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, received birthday gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Tanabe told reporters he wants to live "another five years or so," according to city spokesman Akihide Yokoyama. That was a slight downgrade from last...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Eons.com, the largest social network for boomers, today announced the results of its second annual State of Longevity Report revealing which states rank in the top 10 for boomer life expectancy. Hawaii and Colorado top the list this year with the highest average calculated age of 92.15. The results are based on data collected from more than 650,000 Eons.com members from May 2007 to May 2008 who completed its proprietary Longevity Calculator at www.eons.com/calculator. The Eons.com Longevity...

2008-06-23 00:00:25

By MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON AARP's 'recipe for living a long healthy life' 3 Don't smoke: your chances of getting some cancers will decrease and your blood circulation level will increase. 3 Limit alcohol intake to one drink daily for women and two for men. 3 Eat well, concentrating on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. 3 Be active, aiming for at least 30 minutes of daily moderate activity such as brisk walking. 3 Get enough sleep, about seven to eight hours nightly on a...

e42b91df02aac030390d3a0639637a431
2008-04-05 09:05:00

In the battle of the centenarians, it is an unequal contest. France and Britain have near identical populations, yet today 20,000 French citizens are aged 100-plus against 11,000 people in Britain. The increase in the very old is happening across the Western world but the number in France has soared, according to the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies in Paris, which published the figures. They show French centenarians have risen from 3,760 in 1990 to 20,115 in 2008, a...

cd046c2ef46022bdd9ff356248c4d0ca
2008-03-04 12:07:57

Mutations in genes governing an important cell-signaling pathway influence human longevity, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found. Their research is described in the March 4 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report is the latest finding in the Einstein researchers' ongoing search for genetic clues to longevity through their study that by now has recruited more than 450 Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews between...