things you didn't know about aging

Friday, June 5, 2009

Only about one in 10,000 people lives to be over 100 years old, says Niz Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There’s a remarkable genetic pattern to it, he said, and the best way to guess your own life expectancy is to look at your parents.
(Photo: Mai Tao, an elderly Hmong woman who claims to be 102-years-old, is one of many aging Hmong born in Laos who have spent over 10 years at the Hmong refugee camp in Tham Krabok, Thailand, as seen in a file photo.)


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