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Old 04-02-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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More hard facts:

National Geographics did a study on longevity on various parts of the world. Here is part of that study. It's total lifestyle that helps people live longer. Nutrition plays an important part. The people of Okinawa and California Adventist share something in their diet: soy product.

Lessons on Longevity

Most people are smart and I trust that you research the facts for yourself rather than blindly listen to some biased people who don't know the fact if it hits them in the face.

With regards to the people of Okinawa they really don't eat a lot. I would classify Okinawans as being on low calorie or calorie restricted compared to Western society which most likely explains there exceedingly long life spans.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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More likely than the low caloric intake explaining the exceedingly long life spans on Okinawa, is a contributing factor among several factors. Attempting to assign the ONE THING that makes something work instead of looking at the big picture seems to be a shortcoming of the western scientific mindset.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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More likely than the low caloric intake explaining the exceedingly long life spans on Okinawa, is a contributing factor among several factors. Attempting to assign the ONE THING that makes something work instead of looking at the big picture seems to be a shortcoming of the western scientific mindset.

No one is assigning one thing to their succsess in extending lifespan. It is a plausible explanation though. Sugar was not a big part of their diet either which is one of the biggest killers on the planet. Avoiding insulin spikes will greatly increase anyones life.

The younger Okinawans are unfortunately picking up on the dreadful western diet.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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No one is assigning one thing to their succsess in extending lifespan.
I bet there are actually quite a few people who do just that. Apparently you are not one of them.
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