Why Not Live to 100? Your extra years are mostly healthy ones

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“I don’t want to live that long if I’m disabled and a burden to others.”

“An exceptionally long lifespan does not necessarily mean living more years with disease and disability. It seems that centenarians tend to live their extra years in good health, with illness striking decades later in life compared with younger counterparts.The study finds that unlike counterparts decades younger, people who live exceptionally long lives have a much shorter period of illness that is compressed into just months or weeks at the end of their lifespan.

This was the conclusion researchers came to after examining the health status of 3,000 centenarians and near-centenarians taking part in two ongoing longevity studies.”

Source: Centenarians’ extra years are mostly healthy ones – Medical News Today

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