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The Japanese live longer

On May 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the "World Health Statistics 2010". According to this survey, Japanese men and women on average have the longest life expectancy alongside San Marino. The survey targeted 193 WHO member countries, and the life expectancy statistics shown are as of 2008. Countries with a life expectancy of 82 years and over are shown in the below table.

Ranking Country Average Life Expectancy (men and women) <age>
1 Japan 83
1 San Marino 83
3 Andorra 82
3 Australia 82
3 Iceland 82
3 Italy 82
3 Monaco 82
3 Switzerland 82
( Source: WHO )

Moreover, the average life expectancy of Japanese women is 86 years which is the highest of all the 193 countries. Joint second were Andorra, France and Monaco. This is the 24th consecutive year that Japanese women have held the position as world number one. Countries whose female population have an average life expectancy of 84 years and over are shown in the below table.

Ranking Country Average Life Expectancy (women) <age>
1 Japan 86
2 Andorra 85
2 France 85
2 Monaco 85
5 Australia 84
5 Italy 84
5 San Marino 84
5 Spain 84
( Source: WHO )

Japanese food is behind this longevity

There are various reasons behind longevity, but it is common sense to argue that the kind of food people eat every day is a major factor.
The American Heart Association had made a plea to the American people to "emulate the diet of the Mediterranean region" due to the low-rate of heart disease in this region.
This specifically refers to "eating more fish than beef and pork, and using vegetable oil instead of than butter. People should also eat plenty of grains, vegetables and fruit, as well as vegetables high in fiber such as soybeans".The foods mentioned here, in fact, are prominent in "washoku" (Japanese food) - a food the Japanese have been familiar with for many years

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