Dr. Ellsworth Wareham: The secret to living longer

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Retired heart surgeon, Dr. Ellsworth Wareham offers advice on how to live to 100 and beyond.

But whether you’re woman or a man, a healthy lifestyle can lead to a healthy heart and a long life.

Retired heart surgeon, Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, credits his vegan lifestyle for him reaching the age of 100.

“People associate age with wisdom and I think that’s probably unscientific,” says Wareham. “It just so happens that veganism is a very healthy lifestyle.”

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham: The secret to living longer

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham: The secret to living longer

Retired heart surgeon, Dr. Ellsworth Wareham gives his secret for living to 100.


It was only five years ago that Dr. Wareham retired from performing heart surgeries and today he still drives.

“I don’t have any trouble with my joints, my hands are steady, my balance is good, I don’t have to walk with a cane,” explains Wareham. “I’m basically no different than what I was 50 years ago.”

What does it take to reach the century mark? Full Frame contributor Sandra Hughes gives us a glimpse of how making healthy choices has led one man to live longer.

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