For each decade one of your parents lived over 70, you have a better chance of living with less risk for heart disease (20%) and all causes of death (16%).
A study from UK* has shown that if your parents lived long, you might have protective genes linked to coronary artery disease, systolic blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s TRUE it’s in the genes!
*Journal of the American College of Cardiology Source Reference: Atkins J, et al “Longer-lived parents and cardiovascular outcomes: 8-year follow-up in 186,000 U.K. Biobank participants” JACC 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.072.*