Japanese doctor who lived to 105—his spartan diet, views on retirement, and other rare longevity tips

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara had an extraordinary life for many reasons. For starters, the Japanese physician and longevity expert lived until the age of 105.

When he died, in 2017, Hinohara was chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital, both in Tokyo.

Perhaps best known for his book, “Living Long, Living Good,” Hinohara offered advice that helped make Japan the world leader in longevity. Some were fairly intuitive points, while others were less obvious:

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Centenarian study suggests living environment may be key to longevity

When it comes to living to the ripe old age of 100, good genes help, but don’t tell the full story. Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age, suggests a new study conducted by scientists at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and based on Washington State mortality data, the research team’s findings suggest that Washingtonians who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. They also found to be correlated, and an additional analysis showed that geographic clusters where the probability of reaching age is high are located in and smaller towns with higher socioeconomic status, including the Seattle area and the region around Pullman, Wash.

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Vitamina D em alta no organismo está associada à longevidade







Para uma longevidade saudável, buscamos uma baixa frequência de mutações dentro do genoma de nossas células, como mudanças nas sequências do ácido nucleico e mudanças nos cromossomas (DNA). A isto, chamamos de estabilidade genômica ou longevidade. A vitamina Djá mostrou proteger as proteínas e membranas celulares contra o estresse oxidativo, e recentemente um estudo a associou à biologia dos glóbulos brancos – parte do sistema imune do organismo – e à estabilidade genômica.

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