The very old: How different from you and me?

Published: March, 2014

Some aging superstars get away with breaking the rules. For the rest of us, healthy choices should pay off.

In 2002, the television show Dateline did a segment about exceptional longevity. Paul Roberts was one of the people featured. Roberts smoked three packs of cigarettes a day for 50 years. He was still drinking three martinis daily. But there he was at age 90, spry enough to be fixing his roof.

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