Think longevity is based on genetics? You might want to think again.
Dr. Thomas Perls, professor of medicine and geriatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and one of the world’s top experts on centenarians, says that long-term studies indicate how long you live is based 30 percent on genetics and 70 percent on environment. Your attitude, eating habits, and physical and mental exercise over the course of your lifetime have much more to do with longevity and quality of life than genetic heritage.
Dr. Perls recently shared his findings as the founding director of the New England Centenarian Study before a …read more
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