Cultural Approaches to HealthHealth

On Living Longer

Dr. Craig Wilcox discusses his study of Okinawans and tries to identify reasons for their long lifespan. According to the study, their body ages slower than their calendar age.

Dr. Wilcox examines family health history, hormone levels, and lifestyle. Not only do Okinawans have a longer lifespan than the worlds population, but they also have low incidence of many diseases and cancers. How does the Okinawan diet (both what they eat and do not eat) contribute to their health?

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