A century of life was once a rare thing, but that is changing. Science is slowly unraveling the secrets of the centenarians.
In February TIME Magazine runs a feature on the ongoing aging research. Among the studies refered to is the Long Life Family Study (LLFS), which also includes 75 Danish families.
The study includes families, where two or more siblings have reached a particularly high age. The purpose is to investigate what genetic factors that help certain families to produce members who live into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s. The idea is to figure out what genetic, environmental and behavioral factors that might contribute to longevity.
"We think centenarians are going to be really powerful when it comes to genetic variations or combinations that are important to living to really old age."
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