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June 16, 2014 12:00 AM

Why do the residents of Nagano live so long?

You may remember Nagano, in the Japanese Alps, as the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Kirk Spitzer, writing in the May AARP Bulletin, notes a different distinction: The 2.15 million residents of this prefecture have the longest life expectancy in Japan, which has the longest life expectancy in the world. Women live an average of 87.2 years, men 80.9.

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