Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found. The findings have been published in the Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.
Sodimedjo, mostly known as Mbah Ghoto (grandfather Ghoto), died on May 1st, 2017, according to the BBC. This Indonesian man was claiming to be the dean of humanity (146 years old).
Emma Morano, the Italian supercentenarian and dean of humanity, died on the 15th of April 2017 at the age of 117 years and 137 days, in her house in the Northern city of Verbania.
Centenarians seem to particularly take to certains regions in the world ; Japanese island Okinawa and Italian village Acciaroli are two of their favourite hideouts. What are the secrets to longevity in these regions? [Read more…] about Live long and prosper : two Japanese and Italian recipes for longevity