Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 May 2018 17:07

Maintaining five healthy habits-eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking-during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that U.S. women and men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles over the course of the roughly 30-year study period. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of adopting low-risk lifestyle factors on life expectancy in the U.S. It was published online April 30, 2018 in Circulation.

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