Movie Monday: CNN Interview with Dan Buettner and Aubrey de Grey

“CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and world-renowned anti-aging experts discussed practical steps for living longer, and cutting-edge research that could dramatically extend human lives.” (11.30.09)

Length: 35:38

*I have read Buettner’s book “The Blue Zones” and found it interesting, but it should be noted that many of the recommendations to improve health and facilitate healthy ageing based on interviews with cultures that live on average longer (and age better) than Western populations must be subject to more rigorous scientific study before we can understand their relative contributions to health, if any.  A future post will look at how some of the food-unrelated variables identified from other research areas that alter our physiology confound our understanding of how nutrition contributes to health in these cultures.