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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    The OP's question is a double negotiation. The right question is:
    Why do the Westerners live so short?
    Perhaps because they lack the discipline towards their health, the health of other people and of the nature.
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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdenek View Post
    The OP's question is a double negotiation. The right question is:
    Why do the Westerners live so short?
    Because we eat McDonalds and junk food every freaking day of the year.

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    simple cause japanese people eat healthy foods unlike us we eat junkfood and they execise every morning again unlike us we sleep all day if we have time.....

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    [sarcasm]Yes, because Japans life expectancy is so much longer then the US. [/sarcasm] 3 whole years.

    World Life Expectancy Chart

    According to this chart Japan isn't the longest anymore. They've been bypassed by both Adorra and San Marino.

    If you take the time to look you'll notice that all the major 1st world coutries have life expectancies in the high 70's low 80's. The spread difference is not actually that much.

    For example:
    Australia 79.8 79.9
    Canada 79.4 79.2
    France 78.8 78.5
    Germany 77.4 77.0
    Italy 79.0 78.4
    Japan 80.7 80.0
    Sweden 79.6 79.2
    United Kingdom 77.7 77.2
    United States 77.1 76.1

    Germany, the UK, and the US are almost identical. I wonder why? Do they eat that many "big mac's"?

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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    Germany, the UK, and the US are almost identical. I wonder why? Do they eat that many "big mac's"?
    Actually, people in the UK and the US really eat that many Big Macs.
    Don't know about Germany though...


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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    So assuming that fast food does have something to do with it then the question becomes whether it's worth giving up burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches, and fish and chips for an additonal average of 2 years? lol

    On that subject they did a study that found that fast food had no permenant effect on the body as long as it wasn't consumed more then once or twice a week. I worry about anyone eating more then that.


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    Re: Why do japanese people live so long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna View Post
    So assuming that fast food does have something to do with it then the question becomes whether it's worth giving up burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches, and fish and chips for an additonal average of 2 years? lol

    On that subject they did a study that found that fast food had no permenant effect on the body as long as it wasn't consumed more then once or twice a week. I worry about anyone eating more then that.


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    True, if the effects of fast food were so severe there would be much more people with serious problems.

    But what about the opposite? Does the healthier Japanese cuisine add to their extraordinary lifespan?

    Also, I find the steady jobs reason intriguing. The boredom of being yet another salaryman for the same company all your life does seem to have its advantages.

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