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234. Are the Blue Zones BS or not?

234. Are the Blue Zones BS or not?

Update: 2023-09-29


This week, Paul is re-releasing an episode about the Blue Zones and why he believes they are cherry-picked and not completely accurate when talking about their “plant-based diets” contributing to longevity. He also shines a light on the fact that meat is indeed eaten in the Blue Zones.

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00:10:20 What are the Blue Zones?

00:15:00 Regions left out of the Blue Zones

00:16:50 Epidemiology studies vs. interventional studies

00:37:20 Does red meat cause cancer?

00:43:50 Unpacking Okinawa, Japan

00:50:40 Unpacking Nicoya, Costa Rica

0053:20 Unpacking Sardinia, Italy

00:54:50 Unpacking Ikaria, Greece

00:56:30 Unpacking Loma Linda, California

01:03:50 Conclusion


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Vegetarian diet and all-cause mortality: Evidence from a large population-based Australian cohort - the 45 and Up Study:

Mortality in British vegetarians:

Meat consumption and diet quality and mortality in NHANES III:

Mortality in vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom:

Meat intake and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of Asian prospective cohort studies:

Major correlates of male height: A study of 105 countries:

Nutrition for the Japanese elderly:

The Nicoya region of Costa Rica: a high longevity island for elderly males:

Male longevity in Sardinia, a review of historical sources supporting a causal link with dietary factors:

Sociodemographic and Lifestyle Statistics of Oldest Old People (>80 Years) Living in Ikaria Island: The Ikaria Study:

Lifestyle and reduced mortality among active California Mormons, 1980-2004:

Food intake diet and sperm characteristics in a blue zone: a Loma Linda Study:

Lifetime stress accelerates epigenetic aging in an urban, African American cohort: relevance of glucocorticoid signaling:

The relationship between peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length and diet - unexpected effect of red meat:

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234. Are the Blue Zones BS or not?

234. Are the Blue Zones BS or not?

Paul Saladino, MD