Scientists who study centenarians say they’ve found another key to living beyond 100

…The study examined the proportion of 13 subtypes of B cells and T cells, noticing a major shift in the ratio away from the innate fighters to the more adapted, experienced cell types. 

‘Centenarians harbor unique, highly functional immune systems that have successfully adapted to a history of insults,’ the study concludes, ‘allowing for the achievement of exceptional longevity.’ 

But the scientists can’t yet say definitively whether or not their results show a hereditary predisposition towards an extremely long life or whether it’s all just evidence of their centenarians’ seasoned immune systems.


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