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The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
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Jul 28, 10

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Blue Zones is a fantastic account of the author's journey to visit hundreds of centenarians (people who are 100 years old or older) and the conclusions he and other researchers have drawn about the lifestyles that lend themselves to longevity. I especially appreciate the way Buettner and his colleagues are honest enough to refrain from drawing any definitive conclusions. The truth is that researchers can only make observations about the lifestyles of centenarians and pass the observations on to us. We cannot know for sure what actually causes people to live longer. That said, there are some very interesting correlations made - enough that I know I'll be paying attention to the choices I make in my own life and how they compare to the lives of those in Buettner's study.
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