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ea0016pl2 | Let’s get older-lessons to learn from centenarians | ECE2008

Why did Moses live to be 120?

Barzilai Nir

Aging is associated with an increase in all the components of the metabolic syndrome and decline in the endocrine axis. We asked if healthy centenarians are over-represented with phenotype and genotype for exceptional longevity that protects them from the endocrine causes of aging. For that, we recruited a genetically homogenous population of unrelated ashkenazi jews with exceptional longevity (n~450). To validate the genetic and physiological findings we also recruited...