Latest Research into centenarians Stories
Centenarians are more likely to die of pneumonia and frailty or "old age" and less likely to die of the chronic conditions often associated with old age, such as cancer or ischemic heart disease, compared with older adults younger than 100 years.
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.
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.
University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors.
The number of people aged 100 years or more is expected to increase to record levels by 2050, according to new data estimates from the Census Bureau.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are more likely to see their 100th birthday, research hints, if they were born to young mothers.