Can the Blue Zone Diet lead to life extension?
TIL, a preprint publication, points out another thing in common with blue zones: the absence of birth records. The author Dr. Saul Justin Newman concluded that \”the designated blue zones\” of Sardinia and Okinawa corresponded with regions with low income, low literacy and high crime rates, as well as a short life expectancy compared to the national average. Accordingly, poverty and short life expectancy are unexpected predictors for centenarians and supercentenarians. They also support the idea that fraud and errors play a major role in creating remarkable age records.
Can the blue-zone diet increase longevity? Dan Buettner makes claims about the blue zone lifestyle and its corresponding diet.