Scientists who study centenarians say they’ve found another key to living beyond 100
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(Mathew Phelan/ Daly Mail) — It might sound counterintuitive, but scientists say one key to living beyond 100 is plenty of experience fighting off infections.

Researchers who studied the DNA of seven centenarians found they all shared one thing in common — they’d fought lots of bugs and viruses.

Their subjects had  …

Want to age well? Here’s how much coffee you should drink
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(Lacey Muinos/ Livestrong) — Iced, hot, decaf, espresso — however you prefer yours, coffee is a daily ritual for many. But while you may love the caffeine, coffee doesn’t just provide your morning jolt of energy or afternoon pick-me-up. It also offers potential health benefits, many of which are related to longevity.

High optimism linked with longer life and living past 90 in women
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(Harvard University School of Public Health) — Higher levels of optimism were associated with longer lifespan and living beyond age 90 in women across racial and ethnic groups in a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“Although optimism itself may be affected by social structural  …

Coffee drinkers, even those with a sweet tooth, live longer
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(Will Pass/ Web MD) — Coffee lovers, rejoice. Your morning ritual may lead to a longer life, and a spoonful of sugar could sweeten the deal, based on a recent study.

Among more than 170,000 people in the U.K., those who drank about two to four cups of coffee a day, with or without sugar, had a lower rate of death than those  …

A simple retina scan could predict your risk of early death
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(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new study has proposed that a simple retina scan could indicate whether a person is at risk of early death. The research found the greater the gap between a person’s chronological age and retinal age the higher their risk of dying.

We have all heard the saying “age is just a number.”   …

Does drinking more coffee lead to a longer life?
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(CNN) — Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.

The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee’s health effects.

One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality,

No limit to how long people can live?
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Biologists at McGill University say that if there is a limit to how old human can live, they haven’t found it.

“We just don’t know what the age limit might be,” Siegfried Hekimi told CBC. “In fact, by extending trend lines, we can show that maximum and average lifespans could continue to increase far into  …