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    The Italian island of Sardinia recently lost its oldest citizen.Family members say Antonio Todde died in his sleep early this month.Mr. Todde was 112 years old. He was less than three weeks away from his 113th birthday. Record-keeping experts say he was the world’s oldest man.
    His long life and that of other very old Sardinians are the subjects of a scientific project called Akea.Luca Delana of Sassari University is directing the study.He says the name Akea comes from a traditional greeting on Sardinia.It means “health and life for 100 years”. Professor DeLana and his team started to collect information for the study in 1997. They identified (确认)more than 220 Sardinians who were centenarians — 100 years old or older. His team required three documents to confirm a person’s age.They were a government birth record,a church record and a statement by a close family member.
    The Akea study has produced two major findings. The first is Sardinia’s extremely high number of centenarians. The island has
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