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Meet the Cammalleri Sisters: How Did They Live to Be 106 and 113?

Recently in my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who lived to remarkably old ages.

 

"The Phenotypic Characterization of the Cammalleri Sisters, an Example of Exceptional Longevity," from Calogero Caruso M.D. of the University of Palermo, Italy, and colleagues, is published in Rejuvenation Research.

 

Filippa was a "semi-supercentenarian" of 106 years, born December 12, 1911 and who died July 6, 2018. Her sister Diega, born October 23, 1905 and who died June 15, 2019, was a supercentenarian, living until age 113. Among centenarians – those who see their 100th birthdays – only 1 in 1,000 makes it to 110. Only 27 supercentenarians are known in the world.

 

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