As it turned out, diet, genetics and a healthy lifestyle do not enhance the age of centenarians as does the health care system.
Scientists from the University of southern Denmark came to the conclusion that the age of centenarians is growing in those countries where the health system is organized in such a way as to preserve the patients ability to perform everyday things.
Experts analyzed data on nearly 17 thousand centenarians living in Denmark and Sweden. All participants of the experiment were born between 1870 and 1904 years. It turned out that in Denmark centenarians live longer than in Sweden. The overall level of mortality in Denmark is higher.
Scientists believe that the problem is in fact that health systems in these countries are arranged differently. Danish centenarians live longer because the health system help them to maintain the ability to self-reliance.
Another group of scientists, studying the same issue, came to an interesting conclusion. Experts have noticed a pattern between emotions and physical health. The elderly, who often experience anger, have more chronic diseases and die early.