Thursday, January 26, 2012

Living to 100: New Research

So you want to live to 100?

Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time know that I do not put much stock into vitamin pills and new age "live forever diets." I read this study and thought you needed to know about it.

Researches reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed how important good genes are to living to 100.

When they looked at extremely old folks (95 and older) and compared them to old folks that died before 95, they found that both groups of people had lots of bad habits. Many of them smoked and lots were overweight. Which brings us back to the importance of good genes over over snake oil sellers with new live forever diets.

I know some of you will still be skeptical: Read the report!

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