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There are no jails, no police, no army. There is no need for them, as there has not been a crime reported for the last one hundred and fifty years. Robert McCarrison, the brilliant English surgeon, took up the study of certain diseases common to the people of Asia. He was interested in finding out to what degree diseases in Indian peoples were caused by faulty food. He was amazed by the remarkable health and vitality of these people.

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He wrote in his classic book 'Studies in deficiency diseases': My own experience provides an example of a race unsurpassed in perfection of physique and in freedom from disease in general. I refer to the people of the State of Hunza, situated in the extreme northernmost point of India now part of Pakistan. Amongst these people the span of life is extraordinarily long. During the period of my association with these people, I never saw a case of asthenic dyspepsia, of gastric or duodenal ulcer, or appendicitis, or mucous colitis, or cancer.

McCarrison puzzled over why the Hunzas should have enjoyed health so superior to that of their dyspeptic neighbours. He found that the Pathans, who live in the region of the Khyber Pass, were great hillsmen and adept at primitive agriculture. They are comparatively well and were by no means a lazy people. The Sikhs also fit into this category. In an article written by him in , Dr.

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McCarrison wrote that the Sikhs, the Pathans and other Himalayan tribes "are of fine physical development and power of endurance, but by no means even compare with the Hunzakuts.

And he proceeded to view the ills of both civilised and primitive man. The only difference he could find was in their diet. The Hunzas practised a Spartan form of agriculture, returning all organic matter to the soil. Their food consisted chiefly of raw fruits and vegetables, sprouted pulses, whole grains, nuts milk products from goats, and occasionally a small portion of meat, usually during holidays and weddings.

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Since chickens have a natural urge to peck at seeds, and since seeds are more valuable than money in Hunza, until recently no chickens were allowed in the state. The Hunzas grow apples, pears, peaches,apricots, black and red cherries, mulberries; and the stones of the fresh apricot are cracked open and kernels also eaten. They eat their vegetables mostly raw.

They grow spinach lettuce, carrots, peas, turnips,squash, young leaves and various herbs, and they sprout pluses and eat them.

Whole grains: wheat, barley, buckwheat, and small grains. Of cereal foods they eat wheat and a great deal of millet.

By stone grinding the whole grain remains in the flour and as a result is very nourishing.

Nuts: the Persian Walnut, almonds, pecans, hazelnut, apricot kernel. These are an excellent source of high grade proteins and fats. Very little fat of any kind is consumed by the people through ghee, butter apricot oil and negligible quantities of animal fats. Apricot kernel oil is the most important source of fat. Milk products: fresh milk, unboiled, unpasteurised and buttermilk, clarified butter ghee cottage cheese, yoghurt and sour milk.

Meat does not form an important part of the Hunzan way of life. Moreover, the primitive state of quantification of aging-related traits, including assessment of morbidity, physical or cognitive function, and disability made such investigations challenging—even if valid ages had been obtainable.

In the past four decades we have seen a blossoming of interest in the topic of healthy aging and longevity. Initially these concepts were largely descriptive, but gerontologists have begun to quantify healthy aging using methods that account for age-dependent and time-dependent change in morbidity diseases , physical and cognitive function, and disability 4 , 13 — At the same time, we have seen genotyping methods evolve from small candidate gene studies to large, complex whole-genome analyses, gene expression, and beyond.

After an inauspicious start in the early s, centenarian studies now number over a dozen, and more are in the works Indeed, shortly after the initial National Geographic-funded study 6 , the first population-based, comprehensive and ongoing study of centenarians began in another Shangri-La like locale, the palm-tree-laden island of Okinawa For example, higher than expected prevalence of exceptional longevity has been found in unexpected locales such as the aforementioned Japanese island of Okinawa 24 , in another fascinating island population mainly long-lived men in Sardinia 25 , and in Seventh-Day Adventist-rich Loma Linda, California 26 , Modern centenarian studies are based on much more stringent criteria for age-validation, include more extensive measurement of aging-related traits, and usually assess an extensive set of risk factors, often collecting blood samples for assessment of other phenotypes and genotypes 1.

As larger numbers of centenarians have passed the year mark, a demographic feat more challenging than surviving the first years, new terms have entered the gerontological lexicon. More comprehensive studies of these truly exceptional survivors are also beginning to emerge 29 , 30 , including a novel study in this issue of the Journal The Delay or Avoidance of Major Clinical Disease and Disability: A Life-Span Perspective Of great interest to gerontologists is that a subset of the exceptionally aged does seem to delay or avoid major clinical diseases and disability into their 90s or s 32 — The limited autopsy data that exist on such exceptional survivors have added credibility to these remarkable clinical observations.

Larger case series of autopsies in other centenarian populations exist with a pathology burden in some individuals that is less than one might expect for years of life 36 , This, however, would be a very, very long study.

Many cohorts that were originally recruited for the study of limited diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases or cancer, have now been followed for several decades. The Framingham Study has several aging-related studies including whole-genome analysis of age-related traits A few rare cohorts that were originally created to study aging, such as the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging 40 , are still in existence.

These studies are among a select few that have decades of prospectively collected data and contain more than a few nonagenarians and centenarians. Thus, while the longitudinal study of Exceptional Survival ES has been limited 2 , 41 , 42 , partly due to lack of appropriate datasets, the aforementioned studies are among a relatively small group of studies that performed quantitative phenotyping of age-related traits at multiple time points over the life span.

The collection of extensive risk factor data at baseline and several other time points enables assessment of risk and protective factors for healthy aging from a life-span perspective. Understanding how the exceptional survivors in such cohorts maintain health until very late in life could help identify life-course pathways that enable more of us to live longer, healthier, and fuller lives 2 , Yet, despite advances in gerontological research methods, one of the greatest challenges in understanding healthy aging is the lack of precise phenotypes What is healthy aging and how do we measure it?

Measurement of ADLs activities of daily living is among the most commonly used gerontological assessment tools. Yet, even this is not fully standardized.

The scale itself is usually an ordinal ranking of ability Different studies, different countries, and different cultures approach the study of healthy aging in different, often nonquantitative, ways. This is beginning to change. APEL made several recommendations for the study of genetic and other factors that contribute to exceptional longevity.

APEL also reported that experience is limited in studies of exceptional human longevity, and stated that the single most important prerequisite in planning such studies is phenotype definition. Phenotype based on age alone is obvious and simple.

It is not necessarily the ideal. For example, a high age threshold for study participants such as years , is associated with a high probability of longevity recurrence in siblings 45 — 47 , suggesting strong genetic influence.

However, the age threshold chosen should consider several of these criteria, as well as the availability of sufficient study participants for adequate statistical power. Conversely, an alternative to a predetermined age, such as , is to treat survival as a quantitative variable and to study risk or protective factors associated with attained age in a set cohort, such as a birth cohort Appropriate gender, ethnicity, and cohort-specific age percentile cutoffs should facilitate the creation of definitions for ES that control for important confounding factors While various study approaches exist, there was agreement in the APEL report that more longitudinal studies are needed and that there should be more collaboration across disciplines, cohorts, and countries.

Some of these collaborations are beginning to occur such as U. Global Approaches to Understanding Healthy Aging: The Role of the Exceptional Survivor A remarkable increase in the population of very old persons, particularly centenarians, is occurring worldwide mainly due to decreasing mortality rates at older ages. In fact, centenarians are now among the fastest-growing age groups The U. Census bureau predicts , centenarians will exist in the United States by the year , although the prediction has a remarkable range—from , to 4,, In any case, the numbers will be impressive.

The implications of this longevity boom will be daunting.

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Despite some good news, such as evidence that lifetime medical expenses for acute care i. This should be cause for concern since the oldest-old account for a disproportionate amount of health care costs, and long-term care is a major expense for elderly people Therefore, it is imperative that we better understand frailty, morbidity, and disability in long-lived persons and identify the factors that allow some of these persons to maintain health and independence until the end of their very long lives.

It was in this spirit—a desire to further explore healthy aging and longevity in studies that focus on the exceptional survivor—that the Journal has brought together a diverse group of studies from around the globe. It was also our good fortune that most studies in this special section have prospectively collected data, and that each study has a significant number of exceptional survivors, some of whom have been followed for several decades.

The studies presented in this special section address important aspects of ES in different but complementary ways—and even include a few of those elusive supercentenarians.

Three of the studies collected herein address physical and cognitive function in very old age. Engberg and colleagues 53 address disability in two successive cohorts of centenarians in Denmark, finding that women but not men had improved ADLs in the versus birth cohort.

This is consistent with findings of the U. National Long Term Care Survey 54 for women but contrary to what has been found in the past for successive rapidly expanding centenarian cohorts in Okinawa, Japan Also in the Journal, but further East, on the main island of Japan, Dodge and colleagues 56 examined the nature and frequency of leisure activities of Japanese elders aged from 65 to near years.

A third study in the Journal, that of supercentenarians in Okinawa, assessed physical, cognitive, and other phenotypic characteristics of this elite group as they progressed from age to plus years Interestingly, an even more functionally elite phenotype was observed in supercentenarians than typical centenarians The way is prepared, and disease invited, by disregard of the laws of health and of nature.

Our preference for the manufactured articles-those that have been demineralised, devitaminised, denatured, standardised, pasteurised, homogenised, cooked, canned, frozen, and in other ways rendered less valuable as foods-creates dietary problems that are not adequately solved by the present reliance upon supplements and substitutes. We go to great lengths to spoil our foods and then complain about the climate.

We live on a diet of white flour products, degerminated and demineralised corn meal, denatured cereal, white sugar, pasteurised milk, embalmed flesh foods, canned fruits and vegetables, candies, cakes, pies etc. Herbert M. Ignorance prevails upon this subject, while light is shining all around them. McCarrison noted that the neighbouring villages to the State of Hunza were addicted to white man's foods.

To test his theory that foods made the difference, Dr. McCarrison began his historic feeding experiments in For the first phase of his experiments, Dr.

McCarrison chose healthy albino rats, then placed them in good conditions with fresh air, sunlight, comfort and cleanliness. He chose their diet from foods eaten regularly by the Hunzakuts: chapattis made of wholemeal flour, lightly smeared with fresh butter; sprouted pulse; fresh raw carrots; raw cabbage; unboiled milk; a small ration of meat with bones once a week, and an abundance of water.

In this experiment almost rats were watched from birth to the twenty-seventh month, an age in the rat which corresponds to that of about fifty years in a man. At this stage some of the the Hunzadiet-fed rats were killed and carefully examined.

McCarrison's report was remarkable: "During the past two and a quarter years there has been no case of illness in this "universe" of albino rats, no death from natural causes in the adult stock, and, but for a few accidental deaths, no infantile mortality.

Both clinically and at post-mortem, examination of this stock has been shown to be remarkably free from disease.

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I have failed to find either clinical or microscopical evidence of any hidden disease. His experiments did not, however, stop here. Next he took diseased rats and placed them too, on the Hunzakut diet.

They all became well. The results startled even Dr. Then he took batches of rats and placed them in clean, comfortable surroundings and fed them the food of the people of India. The rats living on the various Indian diets, which consisted of rice, pulses,cooked vegetables and condiments were soon plagued with diseases and miseries of many kinds.

In every case the average health standard of the people whose diet was fed to the rats was mirrored in the health of the animals, including the percentage of specific diseases, and even mental condition and temper. The rats that ate the diet of the Hunzas had the same astonishing health, vitality and gentle tempers; the animals grew rapidly, were never ill, had healthy offspring, and autopsy revealed virtually nothing wrong with their organs.

During the course of his experiments on some rats fed on faulty Indian diets, he found and listed diseases of every organ of the body. McCarrison wrote, "All these conditions of ill health had a common causation: faulty nutrition with or without infection. I found that when, growing rats of healthy stock were fed on diets similar to those of people whose physique was good, the physique and health of the rats were good; when they were fed on diets similar to those of people whose physique was bad, the physique and the health of the rats were bad; and when they were fed on diets similar to those of people whose physique were middling, the physique and health of the rats were middling.

McCarrison gave a set of rats the diet of the poorer classes of England; white bread, margarine,sweetened tea,boiled vegetables, tinned meats and inexpensive jams and jellies. On this diet, not only did the rats developed all kinds of diseased conditions, but they became nervous wrecks:" They were nervous and apt to bite their attendants; they lived unhappily together, and by the sixtieth day of the experiment they began to kill and eat the weaker ones amongst them.

McCarrison wrote his book 'Studies in deficiency diseases' which he said provided experimental evidence that "appeared to me to warrant the conclusion that food of improper constitution" was responsible for a large proportion of ill health in Great Britain. Our people are influenced more in their eating by advertising than they are by any knowledge of foods.NIH Publication In any case, the numbers will be impressive.

In Hunza, people manage to live to over one hundred years of age in perfect mental and physical health; and men father children at ninety. Bring scholars, scientists, and even shamans into the studios. Very little fat of any kind is consumed by the people through ghee, butter apricot oil and negligible quantities of animal fats.

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