Sorry, but the answer is no.
Dr. Perls rains on the parade and that is a good thing.
Dr. Thomas Perls at Boston University runs the world’s largest study of centenarians. He’s learned from subjects like Esther MacKay that long life isn’t just a matter of genes. It has a lot to do with lifestyle.
“There is no such thing as a fountain of youth,” he said. “There may be a fountain of aging well. And the fountain of aging well has to do with your good health habits, and knowing that things like smoking are truly terrible for you and can knock 20 years off your life expectancy.”