Latest Research into centenarians Stories

2014-06-04 11:55:34

PLOS 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, according to a study by Catherine Evans and colleagues from King's College London, London, UK. Centenarians were most likely to die in a care home (61%) or hospital (27%) and less likely to die at home (10%) or in hospice care (0.2%). Higher...

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....

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...

2010-12-01 21:31:17

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 research, published in the current edition of the journal Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, used data collected as part of the Georgia Centenarian Study, one of only two centenarian studies in the country, to measure...

2009-07-19 15:25:00

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. More and more people are living to see their 100th birthday and beyond, due in part to better diets as well as more aggressive medical procedures. In the 1950s, the number of centenarians was estimated to be a few thousand worldwide. That figure is now estimated to be at more than 340,000, and rising. The US and Japan have the highest amount of...

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...

2006-06-23 16:39:15

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are more likely to see their 100th birthday, research hints, if they were born to young mothers. The age at which a mother gives birth has a major impact on how long her child will live, two researchers from the University of Chicago's Center on Aging told the Chicago Actuarial Association meeting this spring. The chances of living to the ripe old age of 100 -- and beyond -- nearly double for a child born to a woman before her 25th birthday, Drs....

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