105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Pearl Cantrell: Is Fatty Diet The Secret To Long Life? [VIDEO]
Pearl Cantrell is now known as the 105-year-old bacon woman when she claimed that the tasty diet is a key factor to her long and delightful life.
"I love bacon, I eat it everyday," answered Pearl Cantrell when NBC affiliate KRBC asked for her secret to long life. " I don't feel as old as I am, that's all I can say."
105-year-old bacon woman Pearl Cantrell of Texas worked a life of physical labor and raised seven children. Cantrell still dances and just celebrated her 105th birthday in style with more than 200 guests for three days worth of festivities.
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Joining in on the fun, meat product company Oscar Mayer dispatched their famous Wienermobile to deliver even more bacon to the 105-year-old bacon woman's home. Also adding a cherry on top, Oscar mayer invited Cantrell for a ride on the Wienermobile as well.
However, is bacon truly Pearl Cantrell's secret to long life? The University of Zurich recently published a study on BMC Medicine after a team determined that red meat is key to higher mortality. Consumed in moderation, red meat offers important vitamins and nutrients including protein, iron, zinc, vitamins A and B, and fatty acids.
Despite the claims from 105-year-old bacon woman Pearl Cantrell, a daily habit of eating bacon may not be a wise lifestyle to imitate. According to the same article published on BMC Medicine, studies on 400,000 people between ages 35 to 69 revealed a significant increase in the risk of heart disease and cancer if an individual consumes excessive portions of processed meat products.
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