& # 39; I just live: the 108-year-old woman shows that she drinks a glass of wine every Friday
- Annie Wilson, who has spent her entire life in North Carolina, turns 109 on Saturday
- Annie maintains that there is no secret formula to live that long
- She drinks a glass of wine every Friday and has been doing so for years
It is the eve of her 109th birthday and Annie Wilson treats herself to a glass of wine – as she does every Friday and has done so for years.
That one small, weekly glass was something of a ritual for Annie, who makes fun of the suggestion that she would follow a strict health routine to stay healthy.
Annie, who has spent her entire life in North Carolina, maintains that there is no secret formula to live that long.
In fact, the only thing she seems to be doing is taking everything.
& # 39; So many people have asked me and I am not doing anything special. I just live, & Wilson said to KHOU 11.
& # 39; Just live & # 39 ;. & # 39;
Ordinary life: Annie Wilson, pictured a year ago on her 108th birthday in her nursing home, says she doesn't think about her health or longevity too quickly, and every Friday she enjoys a glass of wine
Annie told KHOU 11 that she had a simple upbringing with an older sister, seven older brothers and a younger brother in Matthews, a suburb of Charlotte, where she would cook with her mother and work on the family farm.
& # 39; We were having a good time, we didn't know anything about being lonely or bored & # 39 ;, Wilson said to KHOU 11. & # 39; We just stopped there and did what we needed to do. & # 39;
She sees this year's birthday with a party at her home, the Brookdale Carriage Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her bevvy of young friends. Her husband died in 1993 and her brothers and sisters are no longer there.
Her longevity has made her, not surprisingly, something of a celebrity in the area, with people wanting to know what's so special about Annie, the talkative, cheerful super-hundred-year-old.
She is just as nonplussed as & # 39; the world's best aging researchers, who still can't fully explain why the body degrades like with some people, and not with others.
We know that women are more likely to hit 110 and almost 70 percent of the people who have been admitted to reach that milestone were white.
But we don't know much else.
This year Annie sees, just like with the previous one (photo), a party on her birthday
All the prevailing theories about super aging have struck obstacles in recent years.
We thought that superagents – people who are relatively healthy over 100 – reached a point where they age more slowly, which led some scientists to say that human life can be limitless.
But that trend – of super aging agents – is starting to decline.
The Australian geneticist and professor at Harvard Medical School, David Sinclair, has begun taking his own cocktail of the enzyme – and giving it to his entire family – that he believes he could let him live until he got the power of a long life. at least 150 years old.
He believes there is no limit on human life span and that people will one day be able to achieve immortality, and he discovered in his research that a coenzyme called NAD +, which is abundant in young people, helps cells to preserve. In one study in mice, Sinclair showed that he could reverse some aging markers by increasing their levels of NAD +.
He still has to prove its effects to people, but he is determined to try his life, while Annie is satisfied and enjoys her years with a drink and friends.