Cardiovascular risk factors in centenarians.

  title={Cardiovascular risk factors in centenarians.},
  author={Antonio Galioto and Ligia Juliana Dominguez and Antonella Pineo and Anna Ferlisi and Ernesto Putignano and Mario Belvedere and Giuseppe Costanza and Mario Barbagallo},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  volume={43 2},
Several studies have shown that centenarians have better cardiovascular risk profiles compared to younger old people. Some reports have revealed that cardiovascular diseases (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, angina and/or myocardial infarction) are less common in centenarians respect to 70 and 80 years old persons. In order to explain this evidence, there is a growing number of hypothesis that consider a combination of genetic factors and lifestyle aspects to elucidate the exceptional longevity of… CONTINUE READING


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