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A centenarian study suggests living environment may be key to longevity

A centenarian study suggests living environment may be key to longevity.”Our study adds to the growing body of evidence that social and environmental factors contribute significantly to longevity, said study author Rajan Bhardwaj, a second-year WSU medical student who took an interest in the topic after serving as a home care aide to his aging grandfather. Earlier research, he said, has estimated that heritable factors only explain about 20 to 35% of an individual’s chances of reaching centenarian age.”“…They found that neighborhood walkability, higher socioeconomic status, and a high percentage of the working-age population (a measure of age diversity) were positively correlated with reaching centenarian status…”More about this at Science Daily: https://bit.ly/32ML8fZExtendaTouch features aging as a topic for discussion.

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