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Want to live to 113? Strong booze could get you there

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Want to live to 113? Strong booze could get you there

A Venezuelan man, crowned the world’s oldest and who is in ‘very good health’, enjoys a daily dose of strong liquor

Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Juan Vicente Mora has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
CONGRATS, GRAMPS Juan Vicente Mora has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Image: Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters

Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, declared the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records last week, will hit 113 years old on Friday.

Perez Mora, who enjoys good health and a cup of strong aguardiente liquor (29% to 60% alcohol by volume). every day, has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Guinness said.

Apart from slightly elevated blood pressure and hearing problems due to his age, Perez Mora is in very good health and does not take medication, said Enrique Guzman, a physician from a clinic in San Jose de Bolivar, in Venezuela’s Tachira state.

“He seems totally fine to me," Guzman said.

Perez Mora became the world’s oldest person after Saturninode la Fuente Garcia, who was born on February 11 1909 in Spain, died in January aged 112 years and 341 days.

— Reuters

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