100-Year-Old Vegan Heart Surgeon Credits Diet with Longevity

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, reports Mercy for Animals. 

CNN’s interview with the spry centenarian revealed that he worked until age 95, he still drives and, apparently, mows lawns.

“If you were to give me something to memorize, I would memorize it just as quickly now as I would when I was 20,” he told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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.”

“So you’re heart attack proof?” Gupta asks.

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

Considering how good Dr. Wareham looks at 100, maybe it’s time America listened to his advice.

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac 'n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of SomeGirlsVeganNews.com. Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times, OneGreenPlanet.com, MindBodyGreen.com, FoodRevolution.org and numerous other publications and websites. She's obsessed with vegan pizza and crop tops, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at hannah.sentenac@gmail.com.

2 Responses

  1. jj says:

    Sorry but I don’t think cholesterol level means anything. It is a secondary indicator. My uncle was 6 foot 3 and about 300 lbs but a rugged looking not fat guy. 4 months before he died of a massive heart attack at 59 the doctor said his cholesterol was fine, blood pressure fine. Weight and diet is everything. Cholesterol is secondary.

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