Having greater amounts of the peptide humanin is closely correlated with longer lives and better health in both animals and humans, including lower risk for Alzheimer’s.
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Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
Want to be a supercentenarian? The chances of reaching the ripe old age of 110 are within reach – if you survive the perilous 90s and make it to 105 when death rates level out, according to a study of extremely old Italians led by UC Berkeley and Sapienza University of Rome.
Physical and mental exercise is not only beneficial for your own brain, but can also affect the learning ability of future offspring – at least in mice. This particular form of inheritance is mediated by certain RNA molecules that influence gene activity.