Genetics Of Healthy Aging Study

An article from the Mature Market discusses a new aging research initiative in Europe, the Genetics of Healthy Aging (GEHA) study. "There's an economic incentive, as well as a humanitarian one, for trying to break the link between old age and ill health." This is a large project, looking at nearly 5000 long-lived siblings in an attempt to further pin down genetic and lifestyle causes of healthy longevity. "It will have a tremendous impact on medicine because the genes that allow you to live longer and in good [health] are those that protect [you] from the major killers, such as cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes."



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