The National Geographic
reported in Jan of 73
that the longest lived people
in the world were vegetarian centenarians... they were
the Villcabamba of Ecuador,
Azerbaijans of the Caucasus,
Hunzas of Tibet.
Other centenarians are Hindu yogi
Conversely the shortest lived
are the Inuit of several countries
whose diet is mostly animal protein.
Inuit living on high animal protein
diets live to late 50's.
A 7 year US govt. study comparing
7th Day Adventist vegetarians to
non-vegetarian Mormons (selected
since neither smoke nor drink)
found that Adventists live 7 years
Recent articles have indicated that
Okinawan longevity has plummeted
since the islanders adopted the
flesh-eating habits of American soldiers
on bases there.