They really are that old: a validation study of centenarian prevalence in Okinawa.

@article{Willcox2008TheyRA,
  title={They really are that old: a validation study of centenarian prevalence in Okinawa.},
  author={Donald Craig Willcox and Bradley John Willcox and Qimei He and Nien-chiang Wang and Makoto Suzuki},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          338-49
        }
}
Long-lived individuals, such as centenarians, may harbor genetic or environmental advantages important for healthy aging. Populations with high prevalence of such individuals offer fertile ground for such research. However, precise phenotypes are required, particularly accurate age. Okinawa has among the world's highest reported prevalence of centenarians but, despite extensive study, no systematic validation of centenarian prevalence has been published. Therefore, we performed comprehensive… CONTINUE READING

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