“The 85-year-olds of today are the 60-year-olds of 50 years ago.’ Professor Ngaire kerse.

What a study of 85-year-olds has taught us about ageing well.

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Jesse Mulligan interviews Professor Ngaire Kerse who is a GP and the Head of the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. Professor Kerse headed  the LiLACS NZ longitudinal study, based in the Bay of Plenty. The 400 participants in this study were drawn from both Maori and non-Maori community.

There are important messages for all of us.

Further reading available on this link:  https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/lilacs.html


Ngaire Kerse PhD, MBChB, FRNZCGP
Professor and Head of School of Population Health
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
University of Auckland
New Zealand 
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