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Is longevity of life genetic?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Genes & Environment

The ability to live long and live a quality life is related to several factors.
The most important one is the inherited makeup of your genes and how robust they are at repairing dna damage, oxidative cellular stress, & removing and replenishing damaged cells. The second is environmental both good & bad; healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise) & body abuse (stress, smoking, drugs, alcohol etc..).

In brief: Genes & Environment

The ability to live long and live a quality life is related to several factors.
The most important one is the inherited makeup of your genes and how robust they are at repairing dna damage, oxidative cellular stress, & removing and replenishing damaged cells. The second is environmental both good & bad; healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise) & body abuse (stress, smoking, drugs, alcohol etc..).
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Genes are only 15-30% of the equation based on identical twin studies.
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