The New England Centenarian Study
Prof. Tom Perls, M.D.
Now based at Boston University, the New England Centenarian Study's mission is to study centenarians who we believe carry the secrets to successful aging and how to delay or even escape diseases associated with aging. On their website, one may find information about the various studies they are conducting and their staff.
A Brief Description:
The underlying hypothesis of the study is that centenarians are a select cohort who have a history of aging relatively slowly and who have either markedly delayed or entirely escaped diseases normally associated with aging such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and Alzheimer's Disease. The study is made up of four major components: