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The 90+ Study
« on: April 03, 2019, 01:25:18 »
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The 90+ Study was initiated in 2003 to study the oldest-old, the fastest growing age group in the United States.  The 90+ Study is one of the largest studies of the oldest-old in the world. More than 1,600 people have enrolled.  Because little is known about people who achieve this milestone, the remarkable increase in the number of oldest-old presents a public health priority to promote the quality as well as the quantity of life.

http://www.mind.uci.edu/research-studies/90plus-study/

Major findings

Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier journals.  Some of the major findings are:

•   People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
•   People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.
•   Over 40% of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia while almost 80% are disabled. Both are more common in women than men.
•   About half of people with dementia over age 90 do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.
•   People aged 90 and older with an APOE2 gene are less likely to have clinical Alzheimer’s dementia, but are much more likely to have Alzheimer’s neuropathology in their brains.
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