Thursday, February 15, 2007

Centenarians

List of studies on exceptional human longevity
Corrections and additions are most welcome!



Study title: The Utah Study of Fertility, Longevity and Aging (FLAG)
Principal Investigator: Smith, K.R.
Sample description: Individuals with extreme longevity and their family members recorded in the Utah Population Database
Estimated number of centenarians: ~3,000 born before 1908; ~600 born in 1890-1899


Study title: The New England Centenarian Study
Principal Investigator: Perls, T.T.
Sample description: A population-based sample of individuals achieving exceptional longevity, and living in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Estimated number of centenarians: 1,500-2,500


Study title: Clinical and Pathological Studies in the Oldest Old
Principal Investigator: Kawas, C.H.
Sample description: Medical history and lifestyle information for 4,682 cohort members who reached age 90 (Leisure World Cohort Study)
Estimated number of centenarians: <500


Study title: Ashkenazi Jewish Centenarian Study
Principal Investigator: Barzilai, N. J.
Sample description: A group of Ashkenazi Jewish centenarians and their children.
Estimated number of centenarians: <500


Study title: Population Based Multidisciplinary Study of Centenarians
Principal Investigator: Poon, L. W.
Sample description: Centenarians of North Georgia
Estimated number of centenarians: <500


Study title: Longevity Genes in Founder Populations
Principal Investigator: Shuldiner, A.R.
Sample description: Old Order Amish and Ashkenazi probands (age greater than 95 years) and their family members
Estimated number of centenarians: ~300


Study title: Genetic Studies of Successful Aging in the Amish
Principal Investigator: Scott, W.K.
Sample description: Amish adults aged 80 and older and their relatives.
Estimated number of centenarians: <200


Study title: Multicenter Study on Exceptional Survival in Families
Principal Investigator: Mayeux, R.
Sample description: Family history study of approximately 600 elderly residents, aged 95 years or older, residing in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area.
Estimated number of centenarians: <200


Study title: Families of cohort survivors over 90
Principal Investigator: Newman, A.B.
Sample description: 400 individuals who have reached age 90 (participating in the Cardiovascular Health Study), their siblings and children
Estimated number of centenarians: <200


Corrections and additions are most welcome!

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