Demographic, genetic and phenotypic characteristics of centenarians in Italy: Focus on gender differences

@article{Montesanto2017DemographicGA,
  title={Demographic, genetic and phenotypic characteristics of centenarians in Italy: Focus on gender differences},
  author={Alberto Montesanto and Francesco Rango and Chiara Pirazzini and Giulia Guidarelli and Giuseppe Passarino},
  journal={Mechanisms of Ageing and Development},
  year={2017},
  volume={165},
  pages={68-74}
}
An impressive and coherent series of epidemiological data from different populations (New England Americans, Mormons, Ashkenazi Jewish, Icelandic, Okinawan Japanese, Italians) suggests that long-lived subjects able to reach the extreme limits of human life, such as centenarians and supercentenarians, represent an extraordinary and informative model to identify the mechanisms responsible for healthy aging and human longevity. In most studies, genetic, demographic and phenotypic characteristics… CONTINUE READING