What has made the population of Japan healthy?

@article{Ikeda2011WhatHM,
  title={What has made the population of Japan healthy?},
  author={Nayu Ikeda and Eiko Saito and Naoki Kondo and Manami Inoue and Shunya Ikeda and Toshihiko Satoh and Koji Wada and Andrew Stickley and Kota Katanoda and Tetsuya Mizoue and M. Noda and Hiroyasu Iso and Yoshihisa Fujino and Tomotaka Sobue and Shoichiro Tsugane and Mohsen Naghavi and Majid Ezzati and Kenji Shibuya},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={378},
  pages={1094-1105}
}
People in Japan have the longest life expectancy at birth in the world. [...] Key Result The Japanese population achieved longevity in a fairly short time through a rapid reduction in mortality rates for communicable diseases from the 1950s to the early 1960s, followed by a large reduction in stroke mortality rates. Japan had moderate mortality rates for non-communicable diseases, with the exception of stroke, in the 1950s.Expand
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