Thursday, August 4, 2011

100-Year-Olds Just as Unhealthy as the Rest of Us LiveScience

100-Year-Olds Just as Unhealthy as the Rest of Us |

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that many very old people — age 95 and older — could be poster children for bad health behavior with their smoking, drinking, poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise.
The very old are, in fact, no more virtuous than the general population when it comes to shunning bad health habits, leaving researchers to conclude that their genes are mostly responsible for their remarkable longevity.
So if it is mostly in the genes what the hell is all the bullying and nannying all about then?
I still don't understand the driving need to tell people how to live.
I think in many ways this sense of false charity and fake caring has somehow made people convince themselves they are doing something good.
It doesn't feel that way though.

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