The World's Oldest Man

Could you imagine turning the very ripe, very old age of 112. Tomoji Tanabe of Japan doesn’t have to imagine, he recently celebrated his; reaffirming his status as the world’s oldest man. The AFP has more on this charming and remarkable story:
The world's oldest man celebrated his 112th birthday Tuesday with a healthy Japanese breakfast of rice, miso soup and seaweed, saying he wanted to live forever…


… Tanabe, a teetotaller who has repeatedly said that avoiding alcohol is a secret of his longevity, was given a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records by the mayor of his local municipality in June…

… Japan has the largest population of centenarians in the world. The number of Japanese aged at least 100 years old is expected to top 30,000 by the end of September, the health ministry said in a recent report.
A lot like last week’s senior gym rat, this is really an inspiring tale, but apparently pretty common. In a previous post we looked at John Robbins’s book Healthy at 100 and in it he includes Okinawans as one of the longest live populations—its part of Japan right? Take a look:
1. Abkhasia: Ancients of the Caucasus
Where people are healthier at ninety than most of us are at middle age


2. Vilcabamba: The Valley of Eternal Youth
Where heart disease and dementia do not exist

3. Hunza: A People Who Dance in Their Nineties
Where cancer, diabetes, and asthma are unknown

4. The Centenarians of Okinawa
Where more people live to 100 than anywhere else in the world
As Dr. Fuhrman points out, living a long time has a lot to do with what you eat, or, what you don’t eat for that matter. He discusses it in this post: Do Primitive Peoples Really Live Longer?
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John - September 20, 2007 9:57 PM

The Abkhasia are indeed a fascinating population but don't give them to much praise as they consume high amounts of yogurt and as we all know yogurt and dairy is not highly regarded on the ETL plan. Nor is it highly regard by other PCRMers Drs Barnard and McDougal.

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