Want to live to be 100, without the plague of chronic diseases and decrepitude? Eat vegan.

That’s the message of Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, a 100-year-old vegan heart surgeon who credits a plant-based lifestyle for his health and longevity.

He credits his plant-based diet for his health and wellbeing. “If your blood cholesterol is under 150 your chances of having a heart attack is pretty small.”

“If your blood cholesterol is under 150 your chances of having a heart attack is pretty small.”  “So you’re heart attack proof?” Gupta asks.

“I’m dealing with an area in which I understand,” he responds.

100 and thriving, he continues to refrain from consuming animal products, quoting a study out of the Cleveland Clinic that found heart disease could be stopped by adopting a low-fat, vegan diet. “If your cholesterol is under 150, your chances of getting a heart attack are very low.” Wareham stated, “My cholesterol is 117. I wouldn’t even bother getting an electrocardiogram (EKG) if I had chest pain. One-third of people in the U.S. will die of coronary heart disease. If you can prevent it, it’s worthwhile.”

 

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