Living to 100 Now Quite Possible

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    Adam's Apple Senior Member

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    Interesting article with good advice from some centenarians at end.

    Is Living to 100 A Medical Curiosity? Not in This Age
    By Bob Moos, The Dallas Morning News
    September 4, 2007

    Americans live on average to 78, compared with 47 in 1900, thanks to improved sanitation, the discovery of antibiotics and better medical care. Experts predict the trend will continue as researchers make progress against cancer and heart disease.

    One in 10 girls and one in 20 boys born today will live to 100, said S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Once considered medical curiosities, centenarians are now role models for the millions of baby boomers looking forward to long and healthy retirements.

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