Are there genes which can cause you to live a long time? My adopted grandmother who died 15 years ago (August 4, 1995) was 108 when she passed. I think the cause of death was kidney failure. In her life, from what I understand, she’d never been sick until her final years. In fact, she died clinically once, when she was 102, but the doctors were able to resuscitate her and she lived another 6 years.
Now it was said, her father, who was born a slave, died at the age of 116 in 1972.
My adopted grandmother didnt drink or smoke, but she wasnt a health nut either. She ate her share of porkchops, collard greens and fried chicken and catfish and didnt workout. Was her extremely long life caused by good genes?