Warren Buffett's secret to happiness might upset some physicians

Warren Buffett, 85, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, says the prospect of him switching from soda to water and vegetables is unlikely. The happiness he gets from drinking Coca-Cola, of which Berkshire Hathaway is the largest investor, outweighs the health benefits of a junk food-free diet, according to Bloomberg.

"I elect to get my 2,600 or 2,700 calories a day from things that make me feel good when I eat them," Mr. Buffett said at his company's annual meeting April in Omaha, Neb. "I have not seen evidence that convinces me that it'll be more likely I reach 100 if I suddenly switched to water and broccoli."

The comment came in response to a New York Times reporter's request for Mr. Buffett to discuss the effects of Coke products on obesity and global public health in general without reflecting on his own famously sugary diet.

Along similar lines, at Berkshire Hathaway's 2015 annual meeting, Mr. Buffett said happiness is an integral factor of longevity, and that he didn't observe people smiling while shopping in health food stores, such as Whole Foods.

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