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New Insights Into The Enigma Of Lengthening Longevity
...n 1990 there were about four to five times as many centenarians
in these countries than there would have been if mortality after age 80 had stayed at 1960 levels. Death rates increase at a slowing rate after age 80. Mathematical analysis of the data indicates that death rate...
New Census report shows exponential growth in number of centenarians
The number of centenarians
in the U.S. is growing rapidly, according to a new...us estimates range from projecting a lowof 265,000 centenarians
in the year 2050 to a high-end calculation of about 4.2million. Its 'middle series' projection is 8...
Does chromosome 4 hold the secret to human longevity?
...t additional genetic analyses of nonagenarians and centenarians
will lead to the identification of a few genes that confer longevity in humans. They also believe that their studies may turn up "good" versions of a multitude of genes that enable people to avoid age-associated diseases such as heart disease, stroke...
Scientists identify chromosome location of genes associated with long life
...life expectancy by 20 years. Despite their rarity, centenarians
are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. popula...gevity. Scientists have long wondered what enabled centenarians
to maintain good health for so long. The study authors hypothesize that centenarians
have a history ...
Findings show exceptional longevity runs in families
... fluke of nature. In fact, brothers and sisters of centenarians
are much more apt to survive to age 100 than other...00 or older. According to the analysis, sisters of centenarians
had about one-half the risk of dying at any given age compared to the national average. Brothers of ...
Media alert: press briefings and special sessions at the GSA's Annual Meeting
...n Study, respectively, will present findings about centenarians
and their children. The press briefing will feature new research being presented at other sessions: Dellara F. Terry, Familial Traits of Longevity in Children of Centenarians (Nov. 26 at 10:45) Jessica A. Evert, Gender and Functional Decline Among...