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Subject:  Re: Calculation of Social Security Date:  1/25/2022  12:00 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  106020 of 108260

I was surprised that it did not ask about the longevity of your parents. I have consistently heard that is a factor.

That was dispelled back in 2018 by a "big data" analysis of the Ancestry.com database performed by the geniuses at Google.

A Longer Life May Not Be in Your Genes
https://www.livescience.com/64018-longevity-genetic-question...

Long life spans tend to run in families, a phenomenon that's often attributed to people's genes. But now, a large new study of data from the genealogy website Ancestry reveals that genetics may play less of a role in life span than previously thought.

The reason? Previous studies failed to take into account a quirk of human relationships: that people tend select romantic partners with similar traits to their own. The findings mean that previous studies may have substantially overestimated the heritability of life span, the researchers said.

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Diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices are much more important than your genes.

intercst
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