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Subject:  Re: Estimating Retirement Incomes, Pt. 1 Date:  9/24/2011  3:43 PM
Author:  gubydala Number:  69638 of 75384

A few years ago The New York Times had an article on longevity research. It said that the general consensus in the field is that the correlation between lifespan and genetics is pretty weak.

A more recent study says the opposite. See the link below. And I believe that a large part of the reason for all of the studies supporting intervention is that there's a lot of money to be made if you can convince people that they'll live longer if they use your product.

Anecdotal evidence means nothing, of course, but my mother's mother smoked like a chimney until she had a stroke in her 50s, ate a lot of high-fat foods and didn't exercise, and she lived to 91.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/genes-key-longevity...
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