Human Longevity – Is Aging Simply a Matter of Choices?
Posted September 26th, 2018
As we all know, we live in a city dominated by senior citizens. Although the story that follows may sound commonplace, the point of this article is that it should not be so.
A Cute Elderly Couple
As I pulled my car into our local grocery store parking lot recently, I came upon a traffic jam. Looking ahead, I noticed the line of cars backed up as an elderly couple, a man and woman slowly made their way across the crosswalk. The man was using a cane, the woman, a walker. Both appeared to have multiple disabilities: back, knee, hip weakening. Everyone in the line of cars waited respectfully. When I overheard customers and clerks in the checkout line commenting about the “cute older couple,” I was dismayed… the man was only 73 and his wife only 71.
As I watched the couple shuffle out of the store, suffering with every step, I began to wonder, ‘What would cause such degeneration?’ ‘Is there any way to prevent it?’ and ‘Why would this couple be so sensitive to the aging process when I have friends and patients that enjoyed a much higher quality of life (engaged in active/social lives, hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, golf, etc.) at that exact same age?
While I never knew the history of the cute elderly couple, the answers for most of us are found in a review of the medical literature.
According to a recent peer-reviewed study on the effects our genetics and lifestyles have on healthy aging and longevity, medical scientists have found that, for the most part, this scenario is preventable.
“The research on aging and, in particular, the search for the determination of successful aging and longevity has been growing,” says Giuseppe Passarino, Dept. of Biology, University of Calabria, Italy. “One of the main questions in this field is the correlation between the genetic background and lifestyle in determining the individual’s chance of delaying aging (possibly without age-related diseases and disabilities) and longevity.”
The bottom line is, ‘The quality of life we have and the length of time we have in which to live it is primarily a matter of healthy choices we make every day.’ Currently, we have the knowledge and means to slow down, prevent, and even stop many of the symptoms and signs of aging.
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- Human longevity: Genetics or Lifestyle? It takes two to tango. Giuseppe Passarino, Francesco De Rango, and Alberto Montesanto, Dept. of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria. Revised 2015 Oct. 29, Accepted 2016 Mar 30.