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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

Oldest Living Person From Italy - Eats 2 Raw Eggs a Day

Rome, 30 November, (

Ms Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy was born 117 years year ago yesterday, on 29 November 1899.

Guinness World Records confirmed Emma as the Oldest person living in May, after reviewing research conducted by the Gerontology Research Group.

She is believed to be the last person living who was born in 19th century.

Yesterday Ms Morano is celebrated her birthday in her flat – a home she hasn’t left for years and receives 24-hour care.

Speaking of Emma's achievement, Marco Frigatti, Head of Records for GWR, said: “The oldest living person record category continues to capture the world’s collective imagination. Ms Morano has experienced things first hand that will soon be consigned to memory, and the record books. She can teach us all a lesson of the value of a life well lived.”

So what's Morano's secret to her incredible longevity?

"I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she told AFP news agency.

She started her egg diet when she was 20 and a doctor prescribed three eggs a day, two raw and one cooked, to treat anemia.

She has kept that routine for more than 90 years

"When I first knew her, she used to eat three eggs a day. Two raw, and one fried. Today, she has slowed down a bit, reducing the number to two some days, because she says three can be too much," her doctor Carlo Bava told Reuters TV.

"She has never eaten much fruit or vegetables. Her characteristic is that she always eats the same thing, every day, every week, every month and every year."

- Asian Tribune -

Ms Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy
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