study of Ashkenazi Jews living more than 100 years found one thing for certain. Higher telomerase activity was strongly correlated with making it to 100 years.
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Ashkenazi Jews may be descended from Europeans who converted
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 Rather than Near East in origin, European Jews may have actually started in Europe

 

Whatever their origin, an interesting study on the relatively genetically homogenous population of Ashkenazi Jews found one thing for certain…

Higher telomerase activity was strongly correlated with making it to 100 years. Here is that study:

http://tinyurl.com/koaafw9

 

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