110-Year-Old Woman Used To Drink 3 Beers And A Shot Of Scotch Every Day
Agnes Fenton is feeling great at 110 years old, and "The Champagne of Beers" along with top-shelf scotch might be why.
The Englewood, New Jersey resident became a "supercentenarian" last Saturday, The Record reports.
She's previously received a birthday wish from President Obama, and 10 years ago, August 1 was officially named "Agnes Fenton Day" in Englewood.
Her doctor of almost 20 years, Dr. Kenneth Wasserman, called her health "phenomenal," and she says her only major health scare was a benign tumor that arose a long time ago.
Describing Fenton's health, Dr.Wasserman said,
The few things she's had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have. She's completely, thoroughly amazing.
Apparently after having the tumor removed, Fenton was given some unorthodox advice which she revealed to ABC News just before turning 105.
She claims to have been told by a doctor to drink three Miller High Life beers a day.
ABC News reported at the time,
So Aggie's enjoyed three beers and a shot of scotch every day for almost 70 years.
Fenton told The Record she favors Johnnie Walker Blue Label, which is among the more expensive whiskies.
But because her food intake has decreased so significantly as of recent, Fenton's caregivers have nixed her booze routine.
Stacy Andersen, a project manager with Boston University's New England Centenarian Study, says alcohol is "certainly" not a common key to longevity.
Centenarians typically owe their incredible health to inherited genes, lack of stress and consistent routines, researchers believe.
Fenton, however, has her own idea for the reason she's alive and well. She said,
When I was 100 years old, I went to the mirror to thank God that I was still here. And I thank him every morning. He gave me a long life and a good life, and I have nothing to complain about… You've got to have God in your life. Without God, you've got nothing.
According to The Record, a report from Boston University School of Medicine estimates approximately 360 people are 110 or older.
So this would mean, of the roughly 7 billion people on Earth, just one in 10 million is a supercentenarian.