BELFAST centenarians: a case of optimised cardiovascular risk?

E Bennati, A Murphy, F Cambien, A S Whitehead, G P R Archbold, I S Young, I M Rea

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Centenarians are reservoirs of genetic and environmental information to successful ageing and local centenarian groups may help us to understand some of these secrets. The current centenarian cohort in Belfast survived the 1970s epidemic of death from coronary heart disease in Northern Ireland, where cardiovascular mortality was almost highest in the world. These centenarians provided an opportunity to assess biological and genetic factors important in cardiovascular risk and ageing. Methods: Thirty-five (27 female, 8 male) centenarians, participants of the Belfast Elderly Longitudinal Free-living Ageing STudy (BELFAST), were community-living and of good cognition at enrollment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-95
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Design
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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