Bloodwork of Centenarians VS Non-Centenarians Revealed: 3 Blood Tests to Focus On

by Mike Mutzel


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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Study Mentioned:

Murata, S. et al. Blood biomarker profiles and exceptional longevity: comparison of centenarians and non-centenarians in a 35-year follow-up of the Swedish AMORIS cohort. GeroScience 1–10 (2023) doi:10.1007/s11357-023-00936-w.


Show Notes

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.

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