A fascinating new study finds common biomarkers predict the odds of living to 100 years of age.
This 35-year study in 44,000 adults found high-cholesterol and low blood glucose were linked with higher odds of reaching 100 years of age.
Here’s a full breakdown of these interesting findings:
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03:00 2.7% of participants reached their 100th birthday.
03:30 Non-centenarians had double or triple the rates of common conditions.
04:00 Cardiovascular disease decreases your health span and life span.
05:30 Higher total cholesterol is associated with becoming a centenarian.
07:30 Centenarians had lower levels of blood glucose.
08:20 GGT liver enzyme test reflects the turnover of glutathione and oxidative stress.
10:40 Uric acid is an indirect marker of inflammation, and is low in centenarians.
12:00 Cholesterol may be protective.
15:45 Higher levels of total cholesterol and iron, and lower levels of glucose, creatinine, uric acid, AST, GGT, and ALP, total iron binding capacity and LDH were associated with a greater likelihood of becoming a centenarian.
17:30 Improve GGT levels by improving glutathione health and avoiding drinking alcohol.
18:30 Minimize intrahepatic fat with fasting, exercise, and low carb nutrition.
24:45 ApoB to A1 ratio gives insight into lipoprotein health.
27:50 A short term cold can raise iron levels.