Table of contents:
Video: Scientists Have Described A City That Is More Likely To Live To Be 100 Years Old
Scientists have described a city that is more likely to live to be 100 years old
As you know, longevity is due to genes by 20-35%. Scientists have described other factors related to the characteristics of the place of residence.
Image Credit: Garry Knight / Flickr
Scientists have learned what factors help people live more than 100 years. Where a person lives is of great importance, a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has shown.
The authors of the scientific work analyzed data on 154 thousand people who died in the US state of Washington from 2011 to 2015 at the age of at least 75 years. Participant information included gender, age, educational level, marital status, and place of residence.
It turned out that people who lived in communities well adapted for walking and in which people of all ages were represented were most likely to live to 100 years.
Upon deeper analysis, the researchers found that socioeconomic status also played a role: clusters with a large number of centenarians were located mainly in cities with a good level of income.
It was previously known that hereditary factors can explain the possibility of life up to 100 years by about 20-35%, the authors of the study point out. The rest of the ability to longevity is determined by lifestyle factors and the external environment.
Scientists believe that the city's good hiking ability makes exercise more accessible, helps older people shop and get to the doctor. That is, living in conditions that promote healthy aging increases the chance of longevity.