Recent web article from PRB examines how centenarians' genes and habits provide clues to longevity

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Because centenarians (those age 100-plus) tend to be extreme examples of health aging, scientists have examined them for factors related to their "extended health span." They find that life style, living conditions, and genes interact in contributing to old age health. Important non-biological factors include adequate health care in childhood, household income, and participation in social activities.

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