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Is 100 the New 80?: Centenarians Studied to Find the Secret of Longevity
October 28, 2008

Longevity genes found in healthy elderly patients, such as Charles Yogi (age 85), could help us all live longer without disability and disease.

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Forever Young
October 2, 2008

The scientific race is on to find the drug that will help us live longer and stay healthy.

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Secrets of the 'Wellderly'
September 19, 2008

Scientists hope to crack the genetic code of those who live the longest.

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New study examines effect of Okinawa diet on Americans
January 17, 2007

150 American volunteers have embarked on a 12-week study conducted by the University of the Ryukyus to determine the effects of adding heaping helpings of Okinawa vegetables to their daily diets.

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Want to Live to a Healthy 85? Stay Trim
November 14, 2006

"One of the largest, longest studies of aging found one more reason to stay trim and active". Read this Washington Post article about the newly published study from The Okinawa Diet Program co-creator, Dr. Bradley Willcox and find out more about the incredible research behind The Okinawa Diet Program.

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Centenarians focus of new ad campaign
June 13, 2006

Many marketers have avoided using the elderly in commercials targeting baby boomers, worried that reminders of aging would turn them off. Is a new ad campaign about to change all that?

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Okinawan Longevity in Decline
May 05, 2006

The continued increase of Western eating habits in Okinawa takes its toll on Okinawan longevity

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Eat to Live Longer: Nutrition Secrets of Okinawa
April 04, 2006

Learn the nutrition secrets of the planet's oldest people with these 12 simple steps to a longer, healthier life.

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Okinawa Diet in London Times
January 19, 2006

Dr. Bradley Willcox is interviewed by Haydn Shaughnessy in this article on the Okinawa Diet and healthy aging.

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Dr. Craig Willcox on CNN
November 16, 2005

Dr. Craig Willcox discusses the Okinawan secrets of living a longer, healthier life on Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees.

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India reports on Okinawan longevity
November 02, 2005

Research from the Okinawa Centenarian Study featured in Indian newspaper

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Dr. Craig Willcox in London Daily Telegraph
November 01, 2005

Research from the doctors behind the Okinawa Diet featured in London Daily Telegraph

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Okinawa diet makes cover of National Geographic
November 01, 2005

Okinawa Diet research featured in National Geographic

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Okinawa Diet in Macleans Magazine
April 04, 2005

Drs. Bradley and Craig Willcox discuss the Okinawa Diet in this article in Maclean's magazine.

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The Okinawa Diet on Australian television
March 16, 2005

Australian television interviews Drs. Bradley and Craig Willcox on the benefits of the Okinawa diet.

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Our review of the new USDA guidelines
February 14, 2005

The USDA released the newest version of their dietary guidelines last month. Read our assessment...

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Polymeal diet takes page from Okinawa Diet?
December 17, 2004

A newly published paper in The British Medical Journal outlines the long term health benefits of the "Polymeal".

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Okinawa Diet on CNN.
December 14, 2004

Co-author of The Okinawa Diet Plan and The Okinawa Program, Dr. Craig Willcox interviewed on CNN.

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New Study Confirms Low Calorie / Long Life Link in Humans
September 06, 2004

Pacific Health Research Institute in Hawaii releases first ever long-term human study showing link between decreased calorie intake and longevity.

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Atkins Diet Dangerous?
September 03, 2004

A newly published review in The Lancet medical journal found long term followers of the Atkins diet may suffer health problems consistent with carbohydrate deficiencies, including headaches, muscle weakness, cramps and diarrhea.

The study also found Atkins to be no more effective for long term weight loss than other diet plans.

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How To Live To Be 100 (and not regret it) - Time Magazine Cover Story
August 30, 2004

From the August 30, 2004 edition of Time Magazine: "New research suggests that a long life is no accident. So what are the secrets of the world's centenarians?"

Take a look at this edition of Time magazine in which the research of the doctors behind the Okinawa Diet features prominently

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Low-Carb Diets: Are They Safe?
August 30, 2004

Listen to what this expert panel of nutritionists have to say about Low-Carb Diets...

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Research Links Low Calories to Longevity
August 31, 2004

"A reduced calorie diet might lead to a longer life, according to a study of Honolulu Heart Program data on 8,006 men of Japanese ancestry ..."

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Okinawa diet ranks high in review of popular diets on MSN
August 18. 2004

The Okinawa Diet comes out on top, as this reviewer finds "The Okinawa Program had the best recipes of the diet books sampled".

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Low calories tied to long life
August 21, 2004

The latest analysis of data from a large group of O'ahu men of Japanese ancestry has provided the first reliable indication that a reduced-calorie diet -- between 1,700 and 2,000 calories daily -- promotes longevity, researchers say.

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USDA to update food pyramid
August 19, 2004

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun the process of revamping its Food Guide Pyramid, the visual tool that the government uses to help Americans eat healthier. The Pyramid debuted in 1992 but hasn't been revised since. What the changes will be is subject to debate.

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Canadian national news features Okinawa Diet, Dr. Willcox and the Caloric Density (CD) principle
August 5, 2004

A key principle of the Okinawa Diet is "...to eat a diet low in caloric density. This means the number of calories per gram of food is lower. We all eat between two to three pounds of food a day. But their two to three pounds of food has about fifteen hundred calories and ours has almost double that," says Dr. Wilcox...

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Newsweek Features Healthy Okinawa Diet
June 1, 2004

The grandparents live past 100, but after too many burgers, the islands' next generation may not make it to middle age

BY HIDEKO TAKAYAMA

EVERY MORNING SEIRYU Toguchi rises at 6, washes his face and exercises in the lush front yard of his home in Okinawa... 

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Okinawan Longevity Makes Front Cover of Time Magazine (Asian Edition)
June 1, 2004

The diet and lifestyle of the Okinawans made the July 21, 2003 front cover of Time Magazine (Asia), as Time focused on the "Secrets of Asian Longevity".

Featured prominently was the research of Doctors Bradley and Craig Willcox and Doctor Makoto Suzuki, which led to the publication of The... 

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New Okinawa Diet Website Launches
June 1, 2004

Doctors Bradley and Craig Willcox, authors of The Okinawa Diet Plan and The Okinawa Program, are pleased to announce the debut of the Okinawa Diet website: the companion site to the books, The Okinawa Diet Plan and The Okinawa Program

Okinawa-Diet.com, is devoted to bringing you the latest... 

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