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19 Oct 2016

#Acciaroli, #Italy: Does this #hamlet hold the #secret to a #longlife? (NYT, October 19 2016)


Title: #Acciaroli, #Italy: Does this #hamlet hold the #secret to a #longlife?.

Subject: Long and healthy living elderly people in remote communities; genetics research.

Source: The New York Times, full page: (LINK). via Instagram.

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Does this hamlet in Italy hold the secret to a long life? In and around Acciaroli, a particularly pungent variety of locally grown rosemary is a daily part of the diet. Residents raise and eat their own rabbits. Anchovies hauled in by the town’s fishermen feature prominently on dinner plates. And abundant sunshine and clean air keep people outdoors, swimming at local beaches or climbing the steep hills that ripple along the Cilento Coast. These environmental factors and food choices could help explain why so many people in Acciaroli live past 90. Not only that, but quality of life is high for those with 9 or 10 decades behind them: They have virtually no cataracts, few bone fractures, excellent heart health, a low incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and a robust sexual appetite, to boot. @giannicipriano photographed Antonio Vassallo, 100, and his wife, Amina Fedullo, 93, at their home in #Acciaroli.

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Keywords: Italy; Society; Genetics.