What is extreme longevity?Why do the population of some places live longer than others? Is it diet, social factors or the community lifestyle? Check this out for some interesting aspects.

“I really enjoyed reading a recent story in The New York Times Magazine about attempts to understand extreme longevity — the weird tendency for certain populations to have larger-than-average numbers of people who live well into their 90s, if not 100s.”
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The good news and some bad news about living longer. 

“On average, men are living 11 years longer and women 12 years longer than they did 42 years ago. This fits in with everything else we know about changing patterns of disease and mortality. What used to kill humans in huge numbers was …Mail Online – Michael Hanlon’s…”
http://hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/12/we-are-living-longer-healthier-lives-so-whats-not-to-like.html

 

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