vegetarian activist fathers a child at 96

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    India's poster boy for vegetarianism – he's just fathered a child at 96 - Health News, Health - Independent.ie

    THE world's oldest father has been recruited by activists in India who maintain lifelong vegetarians retain their "vigour" better than others.

    Ramajit Raghav, who shot to celebrity two years ago at the age of 94 when he first became a father, features in a new campaign by for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) India.

    A photograph of Mr Raghav, who recently fathered his second child, Ranjit, at the age of 96, shows him cradling the baby with the headline "Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96".

    "I have been a vegetarian all my life, and I credit my stamina and virility to my diet," said the elderly father from the state of Haryana. "Being a vegetarian is the secret to my strength and good health."

    Peta claims living a vegetarian life makes perfect sense and that India is increasingly seeing problems associated with heart disease, cancer and diabetes, which it says are associated with a meat-eating diet.

    "And since each vegetarian saves the lives of more than 100 animals a year, their consciences are lighter, too," it said. "Viagra and other anti-impotence drugs may get you through the night, but a vegetarian diet can get you through your life. Numerous physicians agree that the best way to prevent artery blockage and other conditions that cause impotence is to eat a diet high in fibre, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains."

    When he was interviewed last month by The Times of India, Mr Raghav revealed he had been a bachelor until meeting his wife, Shakuntala Devi, ten years ago.

    He has been a strict vegetarian and has never drank alcohol. Instead, his diet is made up of fresh milk, clarified butter, vegetables and chapattis.

    "I wake up at five in the morning and go to bed before 8pm. During the day, I work in the fields and also take an afternoon nap," he said.

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    1 question. If the DNA testing's been done?
    2 question, what's been wrong last 94 years?
     
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    Is there any study done on all the aged people above 90 ie. how many veggi and non-veggi :hmm:
     
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    I recollect that Japanese, who have one of the longest life expectancy in the world, eat nearly 50 kg fish a year and much less meat.

    But its not about whether you eat meat or not, in the end its ALL ABOUT HOW MUCH and OF WHAT QUALITY you eat.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Fish and Meat are different? :hmm:

    Anyway at least in India the food quality and hygiene is bad specially uria milk and injection veggies :dude:
     
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    I am pure veggie since birth so I have a great going it seems.
     
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    Ok so the tadpoles survived inside him and also be could get a boner, but how old was his wife when she gave birth or was this old man a tharki who married a 20 something ?
     
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    Being a vegeterian does not mean automatic good health. Much of the Indian vegeterian diet
    is fried oily food and high carbohydrates. India is one of the few cultures that fry bread(puri). So even though Indians in
    some parts of the nation are vegeterian incidence of heart disease and diabetes are high.
     
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    For a non veggie, yes. :D
     
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    @Yusuf

    This was his second child he fathered his first child at 94.
     
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    How old is his wife?
     
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    what if his wife cheated him? :lol:
     
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    This is the most likely scenario.
     
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