Genetic Code of World’s Oldest Person May Reveal Recipe for Long Life | Anti-Aging Secrets & Longevity Genes | Centenarians & Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper | How to Live Longer | LiveScience

The 115-year-old Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, who held the title of world’s oldest human before she died in 2004, attributed her longevity to eating herring every day. But doctors had a hunch it was a little more than that. After all, everyone and their uncle eats herring in van Andel-Schipper’s native country of the Netherlands.

Turns out their hunch was right. It was the herring and a group of coveted genes known to help prevent circulatory disease and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The genes likely led to van Andel-Schipper’s remarkable mental clarity at such an advanced age as well as her ability to lick breast cancer . . . at age 100.

via Genetic Code of World’s Oldest Person May Reveal Recipe for Long Life | Anti-Aging Secrets & Longevity Genes | Centenarians & Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper | How to Live Longer | LiveScience.

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