Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 November 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 46, p. nw155
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.46.nw155]


Centenarian Advantage

Gene that assembles "bad cholesterol" particles influences human life span

Mary Beckman;2003/46/nw155

Key Words: single-nucleotide polymorphism • haplotype • genotyping • statistical distortion

Abstract: In addition to genes for eye color and high IQ, future parents designing their children might want to include this one: a longevity promoter. New work has zeroed in on a gene that helps humans package cholesterol and controls aging. Although some experts question the generality of the paper's conclusion, the result fits with other work showing that lipid metabolism affects mortality.

Citation: M. Beckman, Centenarian Advantage. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2003 (46), nw155 (2003).

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