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The 90+ Study – What Do We Know About Healthy Longevity?

What are we learning from those in their 90s and 100s about longevity?


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Many Americans are living past age 90, and some in extremely good health.

So, what determines who makes it, and who doesn't?

The 90+ Study has been taking place at the University of California Irvine since 2003, studying the oldest of the old.

And the findings may well surprise you.

Today, the study's co-principal investigator joins us to unlock the secrets of growing old gracefully.

Is it heredity, diet, exercise, drinking? What has the biggest impact on healthy longevity? And what about Alzheimer's and dementia?

Dr. Claudia Kawas:

  • Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology & Behavior at the University of California Irvine
  • Co-principal investigator of The 90+ Study

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