Opinion | The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead Longevity Researchers

April 7, 2018

The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead #Longevity Researchers, by @PaganKennedy
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/03/09/opinion/sunday/longevity-pritikin-atkins.html Amazing how early many of the fad diet & #exercise gurus passed away. A contrast w/ the robust lifespan gains from public-health & environmental measures
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“That’s the problem with n-of-one-ism, in which we pursue,
individually and alone, our own path to health. The greatest gains in longevity have occurred not because of personal choices but because of public sanitation, clean water and the control of infectious diseases. According to Dr. Thomas Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “since 1900, the average life span in the United States has increased by more than 30 years; 25 years of this gain have been attributed to public health advances.”

The founder of Bulletproof Coffee recently bragged that he hopes to live to age 180, in part by sipping one of his company’s signature drinks made with “Brain Octane Oil.” But aging isn’t some kind of competitive sport you play against your peers. When it comes to staying alive, we’re all in it together.