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Healthy Habits Can Add 15 Years to Your Life

From the 3 August 2011 Medical News Today article

Women with a healthy lifestyle such as a Mediterranean diet, regular exercise, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, are more likely to live 15 years longer than their less healthy counterparts, while for men, the effect of such healthy habits appears to be less, nearly 8.5 years, according to a study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands that was published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

Read the entire article here

  • Four ways to add 15 years to your life (psychologytoday.com)
  • Longevity More Linked To Genes Than Lifestyle, Research RevealsIndividuals who live past 95 years of age have similar lifestyles to the rest of the population regarding smoking, drinking, diet and exercise, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University revealed in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. As far as longevity is concerned, it really does seem that nature matters more than nurture, the authors explained. Dr. Nir Barzilai and team interviewed 477 people aged at least 95 years, they were all Ashkenazi Jews and lived independently. 75% of them were female…

August 8, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Nutrition, Public Health | ,

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