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    Lightbulb Why do japanese people live so long?

    Not sure if anyone posted this thread before but i have question: last time i was doing geography and my teacher said Japanese has the highest life expectancy, so i was wondering why is it in a over populated country (Japan) the life expectancy is so high?

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    If there were an easy, exact reason, we'd have stolen it long ago.
    The most usual reasons given are:

    Healthy diet
    High educational level (very few uneducated people)
    Exercise is greatly supported for all ages
    Steady jobs
    Good elderly care (usually living at home with their children)
    Genetics

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    I don't think it deals with genetics lol but ok, all others is right and they aren't very big on fast food and other junk foods us Americans like; their hamburgers are about 1/2 the size of ours ( not big meat eaters )

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    well.. i did some research and all of you guys were right. Japanese people live so long is because they eat a lot of raw fish, and most of their food doesn't have a lot of oil in it. so that is the main reason why do Japanese people live so long.

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Studies have been done that show that when Japanese move to the US and adopt a US style diet, they start developing the same health problems, with shorten life spans as the the rest of the US population. So a low fat diet rich in seafood products has a contributing factor to long lifespan.

    Another thing to consider is that there is a cultural difference between the US and Japan. In traditional Japanese culture, elders are respected and honored in society, while in the US their usually considered some old geezer who's obsolete and behind the times (grumble grumble grumble...)
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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Studies have been done that show that when Japanese move to the US and adopt a US style diet, they start developing the same health problems, with shorten life spans as the the rest of the US population. So a low fat diet rich in seafood products has a contributing factor to long lifespan.

    Another thing to consider is that there is a cultural difference between the US and Japan. In traditional Japanese culture, elders are respected and honored in society, while in the US their usually considered some old geezer who's obsolete and behind the times (grumble grumble grumble...)

    They eat less meat~

    Meat is deadly~!!

    And what he said. I just got done watching it on the science channel. They explain it well~
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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    GREEN TEA!!!

    and those excercises/stretches they do every morning at work!

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoro-pyoro View Post
    GREEN TEA!!!

    and those excercises/stretches they do every morning at work!
    *ahem*

    Got any facts on the Green tea thingy?

    Cause yea! >.> Would wiki say this?
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