Longevity genes?

Maurice Robert mrobert at cix.compulink.co.uk
Thu Dec 1 06:51:52 EST 1994


It appears that longevity runs in some families just as the tendency to 
suffer the diseases that shorten life runs in others.  Do people who live 
long have healthier versions of the genes which, in others, increase the 
risk of vascular disease, cancer etc?  Or is there evidence that people 
that are still healthy in their 90's have a range of genes which equip 
them to live longer? 
Can anyone supply references of reviews on this? 

Lesley Newson




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