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BAMAPHIN 22
09-02-2006, 05:04 PM
George Johnson, considered California’s oldest living person at 112 and the state’s last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet.

“He had terrible bad habits. He had a diet largely of sausages and waffles,” Dr. L. Stephen Coles, founder of the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles, said Friday.

The 5-foot-7, 140-pound Johnson died of pneumonia Wednesday at his Richmond home in Northern California.

“A lot of people think or imagine that your good habits and bad habits contribute to your longevity,” Coles said. “But we often find it is in the genes rather than lifestyle.”

Johnson, who was blind and living alone until his 110th birthday when a caregiver began helping him, built the Richmond house by hand in 1935. He got around using a walker in recent years.

Johnson was the only living Californian considered a “supercentenarian,” a designation for those ages 110 or older, Coles said. His group is now in the process of validating a Los Angeles candidate who claims to be 112 years old.

Coles participated in an autopsy Thursday that was designed to study Johnson’s health.


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dominizzo
09-02-2006, 07:47 PM
I belive in genes

ih8brady
09-02-2006, 07:51 PM
But did the junk food cause his blindness?

Jt0323
09-02-2006, 07:59 PM
But did the junk food cause his blindness?
nope...all the Friday nights he was home alone caused his blindness

Roman529
09-02-2006, 09:50 PM
Anyone want to head to Village Inn or IHOP ?.....I'm buying. :wink:

Silverphin
09-02-2006, 09:51 PM
nope...all the Friday nights he was home alone caused his blindness

:sidelol:

Adam First
09-02-2006, 09:52 PM
Eat your heart out Wheaties!

ih8brady
09-02-2006, 10:31 PM
I belive in genes

so do I, in so many ways

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Perfect23
09-02-2006, 11:29 PM
according to the bible I thought fruits go to hell:lol:

Urpes
09-02-2006, 11:40 PM
I belive in genes

I prefer shorts, if you asked me...

cnc66
09-02-2006, 11:42 PM
nope...all the Friday nights he was home alone caused his blindness

and hairy palms...hahahaha good one Jt !

finfan01
09-03-2006, 01:07 PM
nope...all the Friday nights he was home alone caused his blindness

That's just mean....:shakeno:

Silverphin
09-03-2006, 02:23 PM
and hairy palms...hahahaha good one Jt !

And don't forget the lotion. Sweet sweet lotion.

Noodle Arm
09-03-2006, 02:42 PM
nope...all the Friday nights he was home alone caused his blindness

That would be me if I went on this diet...

"I wash muh-self with a rag on a stick"

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