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CBS Sunday Morning interviewed Valter Longo for a story on the remarkable prevalence of centenarians on the island of Sardinia in Italy. When asked about genetics versus lifestyle and their impact on longevity, Longo said, “If you think about an athlete that wins lots of gold medals, you probably have to have the genetics. But then you have to have the training, et cetera, et cetera. So, I think that the genetics set you up, but they’re not gonna get you there alone. So then, the lifestyle, and particularly the food, is a key factor.”

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