Longevity study followed over 100 years .
A Swedish study that followed the health
of 855 men born over a century ago,
Including 10 who lived to be centenarians.
They found several keys for a long life:
Maintain safe cholesterol levels
Don't drink more than 4 cups of coffee
They also found that those who owned
homes and had mothers that lived a
long life, lived longer themselves.
They surveyed the men throughout their
lives on their habits and health. They
also kept track of how they died.
More than a quarter of the group lived
to be 80, 13% to 90, 1.1% made it to
100 or more.
The study found that 42 % of deaths after
The age of 80 were due to cardiovascular
20 % to infectious disease. 8% to stroke.
8% to cancer. 6% to pneumonia.
16% to other causes.
Another important fact to note; nearly
a quarter of the over 80 group were
diagnosed with some form of Dementia .
This study's unique design has enabled
us to identify the factors that influence
Survival after age 50. Said Liam Mars,
Who has been involved himself for
The past 50 years.
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017