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Why some people live to 100: high HDL cholesterol
|A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine suggests that people who live to 100 years of age tend to have a genetic
mutation that causes them to have high levels of HDL
cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol.) The high
HDL cholesterol levels appear to confer protection on these individuals
even if they have high fat diets, or lack of exercise, or even if they
smoke. Their (elderly) children also displayed similar
characteristic cholesterol values.
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