Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have come to the conclusion that refraining from smoking, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and having not more than four cups of coffee a day can help you live to 100.
They tracked 55 Swedish men born in 1913. The first surveys were conducted in 1963. Now that it has been determined that ten of the men lived to 100.
Lars Wilhelmsen, who has been involved in the study for the past 50 years said:
“The unique design has enabled us to identify the factors that influence survival after the age of 50. Our recommendation for people who aspire to centenarianism is to refrain from smoking, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and confine themselves to four cups of coffee a day.”
Apart from this, it also helps if you paid a high rent for a flat or owing a house at age 50 (indicating good socio-economic standard), enjoy robust working capacity at a bicycle test when you are 54 and have a mother who lived for a long time, the study pointed out.
A total of 27 percent (232) of the original group lived to the age of 80 and 13 percent (111) to 90. All in all, 1.1 percent of the subjects made it to their 100th birthday. Now I am gonna hit a century!