A study conducted has found 150 genetic markers that can predict within 77 percent accuracy whether you will live an exceptionally long life.
The primary researchers Paola Sebastiani from the School of Public Health and Thomas Perls at the School of Medicine at the University of Boston define a very long life as someone wholives into their late 90s.
In contrast, the average lifespan of a person in the United States is 78. Only one in 6000 people in the U.S. live to reach 100 years old. The study included 1000 centenarians and a control group of 1300 people.
In addition, Sebastiani and Perls discovered 19 “genetic signatures” that linked with variations connected to diseases associated with aging like high blood pressure and dementia. The study concluded that 45 percent of the oldest study participants (110+) have these genetic signatures with the greatest number of genetic variables associated with lengthy lifespans.