'Oldest' Man Turns 113, Says Not Drinking Alcohol Is Key to Longevity

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The Japanese man said to be the oldest in the world celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday and told reporters the key to long life is abstaining from alcohol, Reuters reports.

"I'm happy," said Tomoji Tanabe. "I'm well. I eat a lot.”

Tanabe was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living male last year. His favorite food is fried shrimp, but he's had to cut back on oily foods. Now, he eats mostly vegetables, drinks milk every day and has no major illnesses.

Tanabe hopes to live another 10 years and doesn't want to die, an official at his hometown of Miyakonojo, about 560 miles southwest of Tokyo, told Reuters.

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