Blood group does not appear to affect longevity a pilot study in centenarians from Western Sicily

Roberto Monastero, Claudia Maria Rizzo, Calogero Caruso, Sonya Vasto, Sonya Vasto, Laura Castiglia, Claudia Rizzo, Giovanni Duro, Calogero Caruso, Laura Castiglia

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Abstract

Centenarians are the best example of extreme human longevity, and they represent a selected population in which the appearance of major age-related diseases, such as cancer, and cardiovascular diseases among others, has been consistently delayed or escaped. The study of the long-lived individual genetic profile has the purpose to possibly identify the genes and the allelic variations influencing extended life expectancy, hence considering them as biomarkers of age-related diseases onset and development. The present study shows no significant differences between allelic variations of ABO blood groups among a group of centenarians from Western Sicily.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-471
Number of pages5
JournalBiogerontology
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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