A: Well, let us say I do that, and that's what the literature says will make you healthy. But there are studies that involve thousands of people. A Loma Linda University public health researcher by the name of Ian Fraser did a study of Seventh Day Adventists in California, 34,000 of them. And did you know that an Adventist vegetarian male will outlive a male in the general population of California by 10 years.
Now that's a study of 34,000. That's pretty significant. In a woman it's less. In a woman it's about six years, but that's a considerable extension of time.
Q: So do you think being Adventist has helped you and your neighbors live longer?
A: I think it's a total lifestyle. All you can do is look at the figures and try and interpret them, but the figures are there and they're real, and people take them seriously . . . So I think there's a lot of evidence. I don't think you have to be an Adventist, I just think you have to adopt their lifestyle.