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Erin Pavlina --- more on the longevitiy of Eskimos.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson in his book Cancer: Disease of Civilization?, chapter 14, states that there is only one community of Eskimo reported to have had a short life span. That report has been used to propergandize that Eskimos lived short lives because of their predominately raw animal-food diet. In all other reports, "primitive" Eskimos lived as long as we do, with the same percentage of people reaching and exceeding 100 years of age. Osteoporosis only occured in Eskimos who ate cooked, refined foods.