Friday, September 25, 2009

Two-meal diet aids in oldest man's longevity

A recent article by Sydne George of the Great Falls Montana Tribune and USA Today discusses what Walter Breuning who turned 113 this past Monday atributes to why he has lived so long: a calorie-restrictive diet.

Where have we heard that before?

Here are some more interesting quotes from the article:

"I have weighed the same for about 35 years," Breuning said. "Well, that's the way it should be." ... "You get in the habit of not eating at night, and you realize how good you feel. If you could just tell people not to eat so darn much."

"He gets up at 6:15 a.m. and has a big breakfast every day at 7:30 a.m. Usually it's eggs, toast or pancakes." ... "I eat a lot of fruit every day."

n addition to eating fruit every day, Breuning also takes a baby aspirin.
"Just one baby aspirin," he said, "but everybody gets that for their heart. That's the only pill I ever take, no other medicine."

The rest of the article lists his daily habits which are quite interesting ... however they are close, but not exact, to those who I have found that are living well beyond 113 years.

1 comment:

Elf said...

dear Ben,
checking out Walter Breuning at Wikipedia i found some more sources that you might find interesting. here they are:

-’s-known/ 'Summary of What’s Known About Supercentenarians', Boston University School of Medicine, 'New England Supercentenarian Study'

- Supercentenarian

- Verified supercentenarians over 115 years

- List of verified and unverified living supercentenarians

- List of the verified oldest men

grace, Elf