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Centennarians Often Smoke and Drink?!
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:31:54 pm »
Looks like I may be a bit too serious in my anti-aging effort.  This article has lots of interesting facts about centennarians, one of which is how many of them smoked and/or drank!  I guess I shouldn't be too surprised:  the Tarahumara reportedly are party animals and pretty stout drinkers.  Maybe I need to lighten up a little.  ;D

No, I think they have superpowers based on this!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_into_centenarians

"Many centenarians manage to avoid chronic diseases even after indulging in a lifetime of serious health risks. For example, many people in the New England Centenarian Study experienced a century free of cancer or heart disease despite smoking as many as 60 cigarettes a day for 50 years. The same applies to people from Okinawa in Japan, where around half of supercentenarians had a history of smoking and one-third were regular alcohol drinkers. It is possible that these people may have had genes that protected them from the dangers of carcinogens or the random mutations that crop up naturally when cells divide.[15]

Similarly, centenarian research carried out at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that the individuals studied had less than sterling health habits. As a group, for example, they were more obese, more sedentary and exercised less than other, younger cohorts. The researchers also discovered three uncommon genotype similarities among the centenarians: one gene that causes HDL cholesterol to be at levels two- to three-fold higher than average; another gene that results in a mildly underactive thyroid; and a functional mutation in the human growth hormone axis that may be a safeguard from aging-associated diseases.[16]
It is well known that the children of parents who have a long life are also likely to reach a healthy age, but it is not known why, although the inherited genes are probably important.[17] A variation in the gene FOXO3A is known to have a positive effect on the life expectancy of humans, and is found much more often in people living to 100 and beyond - moreover, this appears to be true worldwide.[18]
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Re: Centennarians Often Smoke and Drink?!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 05:40:16 pm »
In the Land of Longevity, Genetics is King.
43 years old
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Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
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T level 480 or so at last reading
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Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
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Re: Centennarians Often Smoke and Drink?!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 05:47:04 pm »
In the Land of Longevity, Genetics is King.

ABSOLUTELY.

More than that, some of know we are doomed. I know it, I've had a series of health issues. That's why I eat salads and sunlight, exercise regularly and am on a first name basis with all my doctors, keep my labs as good as I can and never let a problem fester.

Others of us really do know we are healthy, and we behave like nothing can hurt us. Occasionally, some of us are right and live a long healthy life.
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Re: Centennarians Often Smoke and Drink?!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 09:27:41 pm »
In the Land of Longevity, Genetics is King.

In terms of life span, I agree with you.  In terms of healthspan, I completely disagree as you know.  (Again, your situation is unique however.) However, the clear message of several of the elite primal cultures is that you can add about 10 (maybe even 15) years of life onto the typical American longevity just by following a basic principles.
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Re: Centennarians Often Smoke and Drink?!
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