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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Oldest Woman's Diet sounds pretty PALEO to me: with regular dishes including grilled meat, monkey, fish, the root vegetable manioc and banana porridge, and no salt, sugar or processed foods. I wonder if we can all look forward to this. Also her... (more)

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by 641 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I was reminded the other day about the section in GCBC regarding Cynthia Kenyon's research linking carbohydrates and longevity (that is, at least for C. elegans). Adding glucose to C. elegans' diet significantly reduced its lifespan via an... (more)

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Ron_Rosedale_M_D_ 0 · August 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Aging, and health, are not related to caloric restriction per se. It is related to nutrient sensing hormones and pathways that caloric restriction effects that in turn greatly influences genetic expression towards a longevity phenotype. The same... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I came across interesting. statistics about life expectancy in various regions of Russia. According to it, people in Inigushetia live the longest, 78 years to be precise. Which is actually very intriguing because average in Russia is... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 25, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Also, they are mostly Muslims and most Muslims don't consume alcohol, which is the major killer of Russians.

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Sex is a favored way to make babies. There is some interplay between reproduction, repair, and longetivity. In fact, worms live much longer when food is scarce and they put a hold on reproducing. And typically, what applies to worms applies... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 19, 2011 at 2:15 AM

I think you are going to find actual sex has less of an effect than the levels of sex hormones because human culture is so weird. There is ample evidence that men with very high testosterone levels die earlier, though there are some confounding... (more)

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by 219 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Here's link to the article that gives rise to this question: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/magazine/06murdock-t.html?_r=1 And here's a quote from the article: "It is there, outside of Charlotte, in a city named Kannapolis near his lodge,... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · March 08, 2011 at 1:41 PM

His approach lacks evolutionary focus. Given the ice ages, the marginal lands, the latitudes, the altitude and the coastal geography of human habitation - all areas where crops/plants would have been inedible and/or seasonal and so unavailable... (more)

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by 525 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

So the oldest person ever to live was 121-years-old. I've heard it will be quite possible that diet can cause people to live between 115 and 130 years. So imagine the world's oldest woman. Would she have lived to be 150? Crazy stuff.

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RG73 0 · February 24, 2011 at 9:57 PM

No, they cannot. They cannot live to be a 130 period. There is only one human being that has verifiably lived past 120. And she died at 122 years of age. There is no evidence that any human being has ever lived to 130 years of age. As it is, it... (more)

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by 545 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Please note, I am not really considering doing it- I am only interested in the objective science of what an extended water-only fast would mean for long-term health and longevity. I've read here and there about how when you are fasted for this... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 09, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Does anyone have any personal experience... Yes, I've fasted (water only) for 30 days. My fast is described in this entry on the Perfect Health Diet blog. ...or scientific/medical information to support/refute any of these... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Numerous animal studies have shown that restricting calories promotes a longer lifespan. But chronic caloric restriction lowers your muscle mass, and increased muscle mass is also tied to longevity (discussed in a previous thread). So if I want to... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · January 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM

http://www.pnas.org/content/100/10/6216.abstract was the major paper that broke the news that Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I've been camped out around 12% for a while and through experimentation have found what choices make me a little leaner or a little less lean, so I'm confident I could camp out at 10% or so, but that decision would be based on narcissism, not... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 20, 2011 at 1:12 AM

I don't know about optimal body fat for health and longevity, but I know my goal was to get under 25% and now that I've been eating Paleo for a few months I'm hovering around 20-22%. It is absolutely perfect FOR ME. I like the way my body looks... (more)

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by 3509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

As you know I am convinced of the many health benefits of Paleo diet, regarding weight, vitality, cardiovascular health, etc. There are important studies on people following natural, paleo diets that enjoyed this type of excellent health, some of... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I think a sound approach is to attack this question from the other direction and simply take the things we know cause damage to our health from the standard western diets and remove them. If you do this, you end up with the paleo diet, even if you... (more)

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by 2255 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

The BBC announced today that 1 in 5 people in the UK will live to be 100. They attribute this to better nutrition! Are they right or is it really to do with less people smoking, fewer fatal infectious diseases and people being kept alive with... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · December 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Medical science is fantastically good at prolonging decline into frailty and ultimate death. Dr. Eades addressed this in a blog post before: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/jack-lalanne-vs-ancel-keys/ Life expectancy is a very... (more)

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by 7324 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Just wondering, how old do you want to live? This is actually how I became interested in nutrition. I wanted to be healthy into old age. I think paleo helps people become much more health conscious anyway, not just nutritionally. So, anyone else... (more)

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Dan 0 · December 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM

My goal's 120, too, hopefully -- thanks to the shakeup coming from bioengineering -- with fewer frail years. My dad lived to 92 and wasn't really out of it until he was 90. I'm 60 now, but people guess I'm 45-50.

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by 2052 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1323758/Can-cutting-Carbohydrates-diet-make-live-longer.html ???I???ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of... (more)

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truth_in_health 0 · October 27, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Dr Rosedale was one of the first, if not the first to speak widely around the world on this topic. Everyone should read ???Insulin and its Metabolic Effects???, a transcript of one of his popular talks many years ago that is posted all over the... (more)

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by 588 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

In Michael Rose's talk (about his Methuselah flies and what they mean for longevity) at the recent Immortality Institute conference in Brussels, he talked about the three diet regimes that humans have lived under: Hunter Gatherer (2.5M years(?),... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 21, 2010 at 7:01 AM

The reason I don't quite buy that theory is that older people who have eaten healthy kinda paleo style all their life do not get sick right away if they eat neolithic. THey might experience a period of adaptation, sure, but they don't get... (more)

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by 1242 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

News about a new sleep study here: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/health/09-30sleep.asp ???The surprise was that when sleep was measured objectively, the best survival was observed among women who slept 5 to 6.5 hours,??? Kripke said. ... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 01, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Exactly as David said. SOunds like this is an epidiemiological study which means it can't determine cause. Sick people sleep more. Depressed people sleep more. People with busy lifestyles sleep less. Older people sleep less. You would have... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

What are the benefits of Fasting? and what should one know before doing it?

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TaviLola 0 · July 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I suggest reading Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon, he goes over the science of fasting for fat-reduction quite thoroughly. Personally I find it to be VERY effective. I don't count calories or carbs, but I eat in three hour windows and fast 24 hours (so... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

A previous PaleoHacks thread ties health and longevity to muscle mass, i.e. more muscle mass means a longer and healthier life. Brad Pilon and others have said that there is a genetic lean muscle mass "set point" that determines how much skeletal... (more)

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Ryan_1 0 · July 07, 2010 at 4:19 AM

The answer is if you are an ectomorph you already carry the gene to live a long life (ACE II). If you are able to pack on muscle easily you do not carry this gene and instead have ACE DD. "One other factor that likely separates the ???ripped???,... (more)

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by 699 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I have heard it from a couple people in the paleo community that longevity is tied to muscle mass. Can anyone expand on this? If this is the case I might try to bulk up.

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jm054 0 · May 24, 2010 at 12:47 AM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/organ-reserve-muscle-mass-aging/ http://blog.modernpaleo.com/2010/03/muscle-mass-for-health-and-longevity.html (more)