Thomas Perls

Thomas Perls has been quoted 5 times in 1 different article. On this page, you will find all of Thomas Perls’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Thomas Perls speaks about are Seventh, Adventist, and gene, for example. Most recently, Thomas Perls was quoted in the article Can People Live to 150? Probably Not, New Study Finds saying, “These incredibly rare ages that approach the limits of lifespan – 70 to 80 percent of it is explained by a difference in genes and not so much health behaviors.”.

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It is not a single gene. It is many, many genes, each with modest effect. It's kind of like winning the lottery. Getting one or two numbers is not rare. Getting seven is rare.

This is all stuff many of us in the field knew. It was just a matter of putting it down on paper.

That is what the Seventh Day Adventist health study has shown us.

These incredibly rare ages that approach the limits of lifespan – 70 to 80 percent of it is explained by a difference in genes and not so much health behaviors.

We now have 150 people over 110. They are very, very rare.

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