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Old 02-29-2016, 06:56 PM   #81
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And yet, a study shows that between parents and offsprings the correlation of their height is great, but that of their lifespan is very poor. Even between identical twins, lifespans vary greatly.

Some people may say that it does not mean that genetic factor is not important, but rather it is because environmental or lifestyle factors trump genetics. Then, it means that there are too many random factors for genetics to dominate.

I started a thread on that issue here: Is Longevity Inherited?.
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Actually, it's not. The longest-lived areas of the world are genetically diverse. History of the Blue Zones
Could it be because of something common in their environments? They all have less stress, less chemicals, eating less of something we do, and more of something we don't?

It does not have to come from genetics.
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But is it because of the environment? They have less stress, less chemical, eating less of something we do, and more of something we don't?



It does not have to come from genetics.

The answer is in the link I provided. Many factors...


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I went there, but did not click on the right spot.

Finally found it here: https://www.bluezones.com/live-longer/.

Basically, 1) Active lifestyle (but not pumping iron or running marathon), 2) Sense of Purpose, 3) Less stress, 4) Eat less, 5) Eat more bean, less meat, 6) Drink moderately (and don't be a teetotaler), 7) Be religious, 8) Close family ties, and 9) Being in a healthy society or social circle.
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I suspect not too many people hang around older people, particularly those in hospitals, recovery centers, or nursing homes to see for themselves. And some don't even want to go visit their parents or relatives. So, they stay in denial mode.
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Yep, been down this road. Not pretty...

It's one of the main reasons we FIRED. I value the quality of life now. Who knows how the end will come. I've seen that sometimes no amount of money makes a meaningful difference if the health issue is severe enough.

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I would be skeptical of that. I believe it's mainly in the genes.



Jeanne Calment, the oldest person ever (122) is a great example:







I have also personally known two people who remained mentally sharp past the age of 100, but I don't believe it's possible to predict who might become a centenarian.
I don't know but this has been published in several sources, not just LA times.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-...711-story.html


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