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Iran's oldest man dies at 126

Report: Tehran Times; photos by Mehr News Agency

YAZD, Iran - Abbas Fallahzadeh, the oldest Iranian man, died on Thursday at the age of 126. He lived in the Abarkouh region of Mehrdasht in Yazd Province. Fallahzadeh was probably the longest-living man in the world.

Read related report by Mehr News Agency (in Persian)

Healthy foods and physical activity were seen as the secret behind his longevity.

Fallahzadeh who fathered six girls and one boy spent most of his life as a shepherd.

It was revealed just in April 2012 that Fallahzadeh, the most aged man in Iran, was living in Mehrdasht.

According to his relatives, he mostly ate dairy products and visited relatives in different parts of the city by walking.

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