[ExI] Drinking

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Feb 8 17:00:37 UTC 2012


On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 05:28:44PM +0100, Stefano Vaj wrote:

> On the anedoctical side, my grand-mother died at age 104, and for the last
> forty or fifty years or her life she did not drink any water. Red wine at
> meals, essentially, plus an occasional tea at 5 pm, say, once or twice a
> week. Very little other liquids, but those contained in food.
> 
> Another individual who spent his entire life in Sardinia and died at 105+
> reportedly had the same lifestyle .

Supercentenarians are a different breed than ordinary people. The more we
look the more obvious it becomes. I'm not sure this can be packaged into
a simple therapeutic (supercentenarian mimic) vector anytime soon, even 
should we know what makes them so different, which we don't.


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