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Johnny, Don't Eat Your Vegetables!
April 21, 2006 7:40 PM   Subscribe

Eat less, live more - maybe.
posted by daksya (14 comments total)

 
'more' is being used subjectively there, I take it?
posted by HTuttle at 8:08 PM on April 21, 2006


Or as I prefer to put it: eat more, and live.

Fuck puritanism in all its foul and eldritch varieties. Grasp life by the soft parts and fucking well have at it. Oooh momma. I lived an extra 6.23 months by living like a boring cunt most of my adult life, yet some vulgar little tumour still felled me in the end. I rock so hard. Rrrr.
posted by Decani at 9:53 PM on April 21, 2006


So I can be cold, grumpy and hungry all my life for the chance to watch my friends and children die before me? Sounds like a plan...
posted by meringue at 9:59 PM on April 21, 2006


A friend from high school was doing his honours genetics when I was doing my undergrad, and we used to compare notes. He told me all about this research and I have to say I doubted him, because I just hadn't heard it anywhere else. Looks like more and more evidence, though, and the gains he was seeing were far more than a few months on a lifetime.

Of course, people snark about just staying in shape, so what should it matter to this crowd...
posted by dreamsign at 10:35 PM on April 21, 2006


by living like a boring cunt most of my adult life

How is bloating up like a beached whale living the good life? In reality almost all of the stuff that makes you live longer also makes the quality of life better: love, exercise, moderation, etc.
posted by dgaicun at 10:42 PM on April 21, 2006


All things in moderation.
posted by j-urb at 11:02 PM on April 21, 2006


All things in moderation.
Especially moderation itself.
posted by lekvar at 11:04 PM on April 21, 2006


I don't know whether I should be ashamed at reactng to the tone of the fpp and automtically considering the sudy to be lame, or to admit that the actual study isn't too bad.

The paper in question.

'm quite surprised at the really tight standard deviations of their subject. butitsseeemms

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posted by PurplePorpoise at 12:23 AM on April 22, 2006


Quoth Ben Franklin: "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."

Also, "Fart proudly."
posted by MarkO at 1:22 AM on April 22, 2006


Interesting.

Very interesting. (these guys don't look like 'boring cunts')

The title of this post is wrong, by the way; it should read "Johnny, substitute your vegetables for Doritos and water for soda." Y'all know fiber keeps ya full and regular, right?

Btw, i just found out about this awesome project by the National Geographic society. FYI.
posted by MarkO at 1:31 AM on April 22, 2006


From the very interesting link:

In Sardinia, Italy, one team of demographers found a hot spot of longevity in mountain villages where men reach age 100 at an amazing rate

Fuck that, I want to stay 39 for as long as possible.
posted by strawberryviagra at 3:22 AM on April 22, 2006


"these guys don't look like 'boring cunts'"

... except for the Seventh Day Adventists, that is.
posted by insomnia_lj at 1:29 PM on April 22, 2006


Metafilter- "moderately immoderate"
posted by pointilist at 10:42 PM on April 22, 2006


Old news, right? Seems like we've known about the effect of calorie restriction in increasing lifespan for a while now.

In Sardinia, Italy, one team of demographers found a hot spot of longevity in mountain villages where men reach age 100 at an amazing rate

Goes hand in hand with some interesting research about wine, resveratrol, etc.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:17 AM on April 23, 2006


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