Did you know that genetics accounts for less than 30 percent of longevity. Many other factors that change over time, including diet, relationships and more recently, the importance of healthy and dynamic gut bacteria as we age.

Studies have found, for example, that people 65 and older who are relatively lean and physically active have a higher abundance of certain microbes in their guts compared to seniors who are less fit and healthy. Your gut bacteria even impacts the function of your immune system.

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