The human lifespan is affected by many factors, and not all of them are genetic, however people, at least one of whose parents was a survivor themselves also have a significant chance of living to very old age. This is reinforced by a new study conducted by experts from Exeter University.
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Scientists for eight years collected data on 186 151 man, each of which is at the beginning of the study was from 55 to 73 years old. As it turned out, the longer lived parents of study participants, the higher was their chance to live a long and. The probability of death in any one year fell 17 percent for the study participants, at least one of whose parents lived to 70 years and approximately 17 for each subsequent decade of life of parents (that is, for example, the risk of death for the offspring of parents who lived more than a century, was 68 percent lower than for those whose parents were not centenarians.
One of the “private” manifestations of revealed the dependence was that the descendants of long-livers 20 percent less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease. However, experts are inclined to believe that the longevity of “inherited” is not only due to purely genetic factors: children usually grow up and live in about the same conditions as their parents, as well as adopt many features of their character in the process of education, often have approximately the same education as parents and share their views on healthy lifestyle. It is also important that a healthy lifestyle is also useful for the one who leads it, and for the descendants of this man. All this leads to the fact that the longevity of children contributes to a variety of factors connected with the fact that their parents have lived a long life.