This is a follow-up to last week's article of Who Wants to Live to be 150? at http://goo.gl/bPpmW. The Associated Press has an article about a study being conducted by Dr. Thomas Perls, a geriatrics expert at Boston University. He is trying to find secrets to long life in the DNA of centenarians, people who are more than 100 years old.
The entire article is interesting but what caught my eye was a brief mention of another study by Dr. Nir Barzilai of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His own study of how centenarians live found that "as a group, they haven't done the right things."
Many in Dr. Barzilai's group he studied were obese or overweight. Many were smokers, and few exercised or followed a vegetarian diet. His oldest participant, who died this month just short of her 110th birthday, smoked for 95 years.
I want to be be in Dr. Barzilai's group!
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