Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 October 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 2, p. or10


Sardinia's Mysterious Male Methuselahs

Robert Koenig;2001/2/or10

Abstract: Science 291, 2074-2076 (2001).

SASSARI, ITALY--More men live past 100 on this Italian island, proportionally, than anywhere else in the world, it appears. Scientists are now trying to explain this perplexing phenomenon. Some experts assume that a healthy, low-stress, agrarian lifestyle is the main reason why Sardinian centenarians have outlived most of their peers; others suspect that genetics underlies the unusual male longevity, which appears to run in families.

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