Accuracy of the centenarian numbers in Okinawa and the role of the Okinawan diet on longevity. Responses to Le Bourg about the article "Exploring the impact of climate on human longevity"

Jean Marie Robine, François R. Herrmann, Yasumichi Arai, D. Craig Willcox, Yasuyuki Gondo, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Makoto Suzuki, Yasuhiko Saito

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Abstract

This response letter addresses two points raised by le Bourg when discussing our previous paper entitled "Exploring the impact of climate on human longevity". First, the arguments explaining the accuracy of the numbers of centenarian in Okinawa are developed, and second the composition and healthfulness of the traditional Okinawan diet are described as well as the changes in dietary pattern and their impact on longevity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental Gerontology
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Agricultural production
  • Centenarians
  • Climate
  • Japan
  • Okinawan diet
  • Socioeconomic factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ageing
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology
  • Cell Biology

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