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By Palmer Wood
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What Influences Longevity?


Last updated 2/10/2019 at 10:23am

Sometime ago I read where a Japanese man died at age 113 in his sleep. It was a remarkably long time to live, especially for a male. On the average women seem to outlive men.

A Puerto Rican man died in 2007 at the age of 115; extraordinary to say the least. The most recent was a man who served in our Army in World War Two, who died at 110. This man was the oldest centenarian in this country to recently die.

My mother's father was born in 1827 and lived to be 84, which is not unusual in today's times, but it was at a time when medical methodology was in its infancy.

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