Harvard Heart Letter
Healthier golden years for people with long-lived parents?
Research we’re watching If one or both of your parents lived to age 70 or beyond, you’re less likely to have cardiovascular problems in late middle age and be less likely to die at an early age, a new study suggests. Researchers recruited 186,000 non-adopted people between ages 55 to 73 who had at least one deceased parent. After a follow-up of at least eight years, they found that the older a