London: The offspring of parents who live to a ripe old age are more likely to live longer themselves, and are less prone to cancer and other common diseases associated with ageing, scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have found.Experts at the University of Exeter Medical School in UK led an international collaboration which discovered that people who had a long-lived mother or father were 24 percent less likely to get cancer.The scientists compared the children of long-lived parents to children whose parents survived to average ages for their generation.The scientists classified long-lived mothers as those who survived past 91 years old, and compared them to those who reached average age spans of 77 to 91.
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