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    Living until 100 story has “errors”

    How many times have people used the expression “if I live to be 100”? With medical progress this has become a reality for many more people. It is important for patients who are considering plastic surgery to consider the long-term affect of their decision. For example, if Dr. Kim recommends a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift to a patient they should consider the ultimate results that they desire over a life time. Patients may regret if they make a decision to only proceed with the breast augmentation with the concept that they can always return later for the breast lift. In the overwhelming majority of cases patients do not return for the second surgery. In this case they would forgo the opportunity to have a stellar and gratifying long-term result. Patients are living longer so it is obvious that they would also want to look their best. According to Fox 5 citing technical errors and inadequate quality control, scientists from Boston University have retracted a study that claimed to have found 150 genetic variants linked to extreme old age.

    About a year ago, the team, led by geneticist Paola Sebastiani and longevity researcher Dr. Thomas Perls, published results of an examination of the DNA of more than 1,000 centenarians — people who had lived 100 years or longer. They reported discovering 150 genetic variants linked to extreme old age. While there was no single gene behind reaching triple digits, and environment remained a factor, the work suggested that someday people might be able to get a test to see if they carry a longevity gene.

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