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Offspring of Centenarians Have Long Lifespans too

by Tanya Thomas on November 22, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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Offspring of Centenarians Have Long Lifespans too

A study published in the November issue of Journal of American Geriatrics Society have suggested that the children of centenarians ie who live at least till their 97th year live much longer than their counterparts due to lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The study is the first to assess the health of centenarian offspring over time and could be important for future research, as the subjects may be used as a model of healthy aging.

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The findings show that centenarian offspring have a 78 percent lower risk for heart attacks, 83 percent lower likelihood of stroke and an 86 percent lower risk of developing diabetes mellitus.

Additionally, the study found that centenarian offspring who were followed in the study were 81 percent less likely to die than the reference group of similarly-aged patients during the follow-up period.
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The survival rate is evidence that longevity runs in families, and the results reinforce the notion that there may be physiological and genetic reasons that longevity runs in families.

Dellara F. Terry, co-author of the study, points out that offspring of centenarians maintain these cardiovascular advantages throughout their lives.

"These advantages persisted over the several years of the study when they are compared to a similarly-aged group whose parents did not survive to very old age," Terry said.

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