Longevity is largely a genetic-based condition. But it's not always inherited. True or false?

Because you don't inherit all of your parents genes.

Only some of the genes are passed on from one generation to the next.

Consequently, longevity is not always inherited.

True or false?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Like most characteristics , gene inheritance only passes on the potential -- how you use and develop that potential is largely in your hands .

    But without that potential in the first place , no amount of effort on your part will allow you to exceed it  

    • How and WHERE you use (or develop) that potential is largely in your hands.

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    "Only some of the genes are passed on from one generation to the next."

    No, only 23 of your 46 chromosomes are passed on to the same child

    "Consequently, longevity is not always inherited"

    Wrong, as in many cases the other parent will pass on the alleles you didn't pass on.

    and yes, many other factors are important too

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  • 2 months ago

    You could always get hit by a truck.

    There are also environmental factors: pollutants, close living conditions, etc.

    • Those environmental factors can never have the impact of mitigating the genetic factors.

      Genes are still a CONSTANT in this equation. But those environmental factors are simply VARIABLES in this equation.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Meh, I would say genes definitely play a role. However, good nutrition, exercise, and more are also incredibly important, probably more so unless you have a major genetic defect.

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