Jun 252006

Here’s an MSNBC article about one of the factors that contributes to living a long life. Apparently, if you Mom is younger than 25 when you are born, it?nearly doubles?your chances of living past 100.

The researchersfound that while being born to a young mother was an important predictor of reaching 100, other factors seem to help someone live an exceptionally long life. These include growing up in the Western part of the U.S., spending part of one’s childhood on a farm, and being born first.

I’ve got a couple of those in the bag. I’m not sure how old my Mom was, but she was probably close to 25 when I was born. I am the first born, and thanks to my Grandfather, I got to spend a lot of time on?a farm as I was growing up.


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