100 and Counting: More Facts on Centenarians

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SAGE recently featured an article on Centenarians that described how the world’s 100+ population is steadily expanding due to advances in healthcare and technology that are extending lifespans. In writing that article, I found myself looking at various sources from universities, longevity associations, and scientific publications. There is a massive amount of data out there on centenarians as both scientists and the general public are becoming more interested in understanding why some people and not others live an entire century.

I tried my best to summarize the main facts on centenarians and what we know about the genetic and environmental components that promote longevity. However, in our current era where social media and visual content are the most effective means for communicating with others, we have decided to include more visuals in our blogs to make our content easier to understand and more fun to read!

So to start, we are featuring an infographic titled “100 and Counting”. This is a comprehensive summary of important facts on Centenarians both in the UK and around the world. This infographic was produced on behalf of ThyssenKrupp Encasa.


Jonathon Fulkerson
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About Jonathon Fulkerson

After 15+ years as an IT professional. Jonathon decided to return to school in hopes of one day troubleshooting the most universal problem effecting all. Death, pain, and suffering by aging. As an undergraduate he is currently performing research in Dr. Richard Bennetts lab at the University of Southern Indiana, as well as volunteering for various organizations including the Buck Institute for research on Aging.

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