elderly-couple-w-apples.jpgIt’s starting to get crowded in the 100-year-olds’ club. The number of centenarians has jumped from a few thousand in 1950 to more than 340,000 worldwide today. Their numbers are projected to grow at more than 20 times the rates of the total population by 2050, making them the fastest growing age segment.

Demographers attribute booming long-livers to decades of medical advances and improved diets, which have reduced heart disease and stroke.

(Continue reading in the Toronto Star

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