Searching for the Secrets of the Super Old

  title={Searching for the Secrets of the Super Old},
  author={M. Leslie},
  pages={1764 - 1765}
They were born when the years still started with “18.” They survived global traumas such as World War I, World War II, and the Great Depression. They didn’t succumb to pandemic flu, polio, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, or clogged arteries. Supercentenarians, or people who’ve survived to at least age 110, are longevity champions. Living to 100 is unlikely enough. According to one estimate, about seven in 1000 people reach the century milestone. And at that age, the odds of surviving even one more… Expand
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