"Pereira credits her long-life to an active, healthy lifestyle, in addition to a diet rich in locally grown meats, fruits, and vegetables gathered in the forests around her home -"
This is completely mind blowing to me... Amazing!!!
Do you think that living a Paleo lifestyle will help us live much longer than normal??
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on September 23, 2011
at 12:53 PM
Centenarians have nothing in common - some of them smoked, some drink, some did eat wheat like crazy. Its not about behavior but superior genetics relative to their environment.
Some claim they have low blood sugar and like to cook. I have one in my family - she is 100, lost husband and only son 50 years ago and because of it had at time unimaginary level of stress, yet, here she is, healthy and with brain and memory functioning like she is 50. She has low fasting blood sugar tho... and cooks every day.
No, I don't think paleo eating will help you live that long. I think paleo eating will help you prolong health span, not life span, which is for me more important. As Kurzweil says, live long enough to live forever .....
on September 09, 2011
at 10:15 AM
It's hard to tell at this point, but the answer so far seems to be "no", unfortunately.
Here's one link on a subject:
To put it plainly: What they found was that people who lived to 95+ did not seem to have healthier lifestyles than those who died younger. Check out these numbers: 43% male centenarians reported exercising regularly at moderate intensity compared with 57% of men of the other group. Almost 30% of the long-lived females were smokers, a bit higher than the 26% in the comparison population who smoked. With the men, that percentage was significantly higher at 60% of the centenarian group compared to the 74% of their shorter-lived counterparts. About 24% of the men in the older group drank alcohol on a daily basis whereas 22% made that a habit from the younger group.