Male Recipe For Living To 85
Research at the Pacific Health Research Institute and
Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu has proven that these
elements combined, support longevity in men to at least
Start at age of 54 with no illness or functional impairment.
From age 54:
- No smoking
- Avoid excessive drinking
- Avoid hypertension [high blood pressure]
- Maintain a health diet - avoid obesity, high cholesterol
- Have a partner
Persons alive at age 85 years or older are the fastest-growing
age group in most industrialized countries, and are
among the largest consumers of health care resources.
The study included 5,820 Japanese-American middle-aged
men (average age, 54) who were at the time free of illness
and functional impairments. The group were followed
for up to 40 years (1965-2005) to assess overall and
exceptional survival [age 75, 80, 85, or 90] without
incidence of 6 major chronic diseases and without physical
and cognitive impairment.
The diseases were: coronary heart disease, stroke,
cancer [excluding non-melanoma skin cancer], chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson disease, and
42 percent survived to age 85 years with 11 percent
meeting the criteria for exceptional survival to age
The study shows it is important to be both physically
robust in midlife and maintain a low cholesterol diet.
This is consistent with other theories of aging.
The important outcome of the study was to conclusively
identify the most important risk factors for healthy
survival. All of these risk factors can be easily measured
in clinical settings.
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