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Purpose in Life Among Centenarian Offspring.

07:00 EST 7th March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Purpose in Life Among Centenarian Offspring."

Purpose in life (PIL), a feeling of meaning and direction in life, is associated with favorable health outcomes including lower mortality and reduced risk of disease, disability, and cognitive impairment. Since centenarian offspring have been shown to have long health spans we sought to examine whether they have higher PIL than individuals without familial longevity.

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Name: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
ISSN: 1758-5368
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