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The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
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Jul 10, 2010

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bookshelves: health-longevity, non-fiction

A book that explores 4 groups of people in the world who have an extremely long lifespan. It takes a look at the possible lifestyle factors that result in such long lifespans. The four people groups are: (1) on the island of Sardinia, (2) on the island of Okinawa, (3) in a province in Costa Rica, and in Loma Linda, California.

Genetics apparently is only 25% of the longevity picture. The other 75% is in the lifestyle.

This book was kind of slow (it reads like a National Geographic article). But each section ends with a handy summary of what they believe to be the reasons for these people's longevity.

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