France began studying centenarianism seriously in 1989 when the IPSEN Foundation, a nonprofit organization specializing in longevity research, began a major epidemiological study, the authors report.
There does not seem to be a single, one-lifestyle-fits-all formula for centenarianism, but people who live a long time tend to make life worth living.
"Clean lungs!" But I come from what is, for the most part, a horrendously long-lived family, and have neither the intention nor the desire to live into bedridden centenarianism
like my grandparents and great-grandparents.