Monday, September 11, 2006

Eat waffles and sausages, live to 112

Is it just me, or have there been a lot of stories lately about people who live to a ripe old ages?

Well, here is one about a sausage-and-waffle-eating World War I veteran who lived to be a 112.

Said one of the doctors who autopsied his body: "All of his organs were extremely youthful. They could have been the organs of someone who was 50 or 60, not 112. Clearly his genes had some secrets."

The doc continues: "A lot of people think or imagine that your good habits and bad habits contribute to your longevity," Coles said. "But we often find it is in the genes rather than lifestyle."

But those of not blessed will longevity genes need a little extra help (hint, hint).

—Mellow Monk

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