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Having a long life is 'all down to inheriting the right gene
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:57 am 
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Smoking, drinking and eating fast food will not stop you living to a ripe old age – if you have the right genes.

A study of hundreds of centenarians revealed they were just as likely to have vices as other people – and in some cases they indulged in them more.

Some of them had smoked for 85 years, others got through more than two packets of cigarettes a day. They also exercised less than their shorter-lived counterparts but were less likely to become obese. Read more


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