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Exceptional Longevity

Directed by Dr. Thomas Perls MD, MPH, the New England Centenarian Study (NECS) began in 1995 and has since grown to be the largest biopsychosocial and genetic study of centenarians and their families in the world. With funding from the National Institute on Aging, the goal of the NECS has been to understand the determinants of exceptional longevity.

For more information on the New England Centenarian Study visit our website  (http://www.bumc.bu.edu/centenarian) or call toll-free (USA and Canada): 888.333.6327.

We are also one of four study centers of the multi-center Long Life Family Study. (https://longlifefamilystudy.wustl.edu/LLFS/Home.html) The purpose of this population-based study is to enroll approximately 250 families per site that have multiple members demonstrating exceptional longevity.


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Boston, MA 02118

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