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Learning From Leaders: Life-span Trends in Olympians and Supercentenarians.

Antero-Jacquemin Jda S, Berthelot G, Marck A, Noirez P, Latouche A, Toussaint JF - J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (2014)

Bottom Line: Among most Olympians, we observed a trend toward increased life duration.Similar tendencies are observed among supercentenarians, and over the last years, a plateau attests to a stable longevity pattern among the longest-lived humans.The common trends between Olympians and supercentenarians indicate similar mortality pressures over both populations that increase with age, scenario better explained by a biologic "barrier" forecast.

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Affiliation: Institut de Recherche bioMédicale et d'Epidemiologie du Sport, Institut National du Sport de l'Expertise et de la Performance, Paris, France. Université Paris Descartes, EA 7329, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France. juliana.antero@insep.fr.

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Life-span (collected in days and represented in years) density of all deceased Olympians (N = 19,012) and all validated supercentenarians (N = 1,205) born since 1800 in function of their birth date (represented in years). Window: X(Olympians) in (1828;1991); Y(Olympians) in [10;123]; X(supercentenarians) in [1828;1897]; and Y(supercentenarians) in [110;123]. The resolution was defined as a = 2 years (see Supplementary Material). The density scale ranges from dark blue illustrating the lowest density values with fewer subjects’ life span to dark red corresponding to the highest density values. The vertical dashed line delimitates the complete cohort, when the population has entirely died out. The horizontal dashed line delimits life span values superior to 80 years within the complete cohort. Isolated life spans are not represented in the figure because of their small density values.
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Figure 1: Life-span (collected in days and represented in years) density of all deceased Olympians (N = 19,012) and all validated supercentenarians (N = 1,205) born since 1800 in function of their birth date (represented in years). Window: X(Olympians) in (1828;1991); Y(Olympians) in [10;123]; X(supercentenarians) in [1828;1897]; and Y(supercentenarians) in [110;123]. The resolution was defined as a = 2 years (see Supplementary Material). The density scale ranges from dark blue illustrating the lowest density values with fewer subjects’ life span to dark red corresponding to the highest density values. The vertical dashed line delimitates the complete cohort, when the population has entirely died out. The horizontal dashed line delimits life span values superior to 80 years within the complete cohort. Isolated life spans are not represented in the figure because of their small density values.

Mentions: The life-span density of worldwide Olympians and supercentenarians is presented in Figure 1.


Learning From Leaders: Life-span Trends in Olympians and Supercentenarians.

Antero-Jacquemin Jda S, Berthelot G, Marck A, Noirez P, Latouche A, Toussaint JF - J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (2014)

Life-span (collected in days and represented in years) density of all deceased Olympians (N = 19,012) and all validated supercentenarians (N = 1,205) born since 1800 in function of their birth date (represented in years). Window: X(Olympians) in (1828;1991); Y(Olympians) in [10;123]; X(supercentenarians) in [1828;1897]; and Y(supercentenarians) in [110;123]. The resolution was defined as a = 2 years (see Supplementary Material). The density scale ranges from dark blue illustrating the lowest density values with fewer subjects’ life span to dark red corresponding to the highest density values. The vertical dashed line delimitates the complete cohort, when the population has entirely died out. The horizontal dashed line delimits life span values superior to 80 years within the complete cohort. Isolated life spans are not represented in the figure because of their small density values.
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Figure 1: Life-span (collected in days and represented in years) density of all deceased Olympians (N = 19,012) and all validated supercentenarians (N = 1,205) born since 1800 in function of their birth date (represented in years). Window: X(Olympians) in (1828;1991); Y(Olympians) in [10;123]; X(supercentenarians) in [1828;1897]; and Y(supercentenarians) in [110;123]. The resolution was defined as a = 2 years (see Supplementary Material). The density scale ranges from dark blue illustrating the lowest density values with fewer subjects’ life span to dark red corresponding to the highest density values. The vertical dashed line delimitates the complete cohort, when the population has entirely died out. The horizontal dashed line delimits life span values superior to 80 years within the complete cohort. Isolated life spans are not represented in the figure because of their small density values.
Mentions: The life-span density of worldwide Olympians and supercentenarians is presented in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Among most Olympians, we observed a trend toward increased life duration.Similar tendencies are observed among supercentenarians, and over the last years, a plateau attests to a stable longevity pattern among the longest-lived humans.The common trends between Olympians and supercentenarians indicate similar mortality pressures over both populations that increase with age, scenario better explained by a biologic "barrier" forecast.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institut de Recherche bioMédicale et d'Epidemiologie du Sport, Institut National du Sport de l'Expertise et de la Performance, Paris, France. Université Paris Descartes, EA 7329, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France. juliana.antero@insep.fr.

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