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Largest centenarian blood study identifies key factors for long life

10-Oct-2023

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The largest-ever study on centenarians reveals intriguing longevity clues.

Over 44,500 Swedes, led by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, were analysed.

The study tracked individuals born between 1893 and 1920, monitoring them as they approached age 100.

It identified 12 blood-based molecules linked to metabolism, inflammation, liver, and kidney health, all tied to aging and mortality.

Notably, higher total cholesterol and iron levels increase centenarian odds, while lower glucose, creatinine, and uric acid levels correlate with living past 100.

The findings suggest a potential link between metabolism, nutrition, and longevity, though precise factors remain to be identified.

The research was published in the journal GeroScience.

Lower levels of glucose, creatinine, and uric acid linked to increased longevity

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GeroScience

International, peer-reviewd journal of the American Aging Association published 2 times per month

Karolinska Institutet

Public Medical university.

Largest centenarian blood study identifies key factors for long life