Lifestyle Versus Long Life
Reports say that women live longer than men on average. Could it be due to lifestyle or some predetermine factors? Learn more.
The men and women who are more than healthy have never smoked in their lives.
The study shows that men who smoke over 15 cigarettes a day and obese men and women (who have a BMI of more than 30) have the lowest disease-free life expectancy.
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But some things are true for both men and women—it is not only that a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes, it can also improve how men and women survive if they find out that they have any of these diseases.
“The benefits would add up for men and women,” Doctor Hu said.
Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type-2 diabetes are three of the most common diseases in old age. and they are linked to people’s lifestyles.
If someone is obese or overweight, for example, they could link it to 13 different types of cancer, including bowel, breast, kidney, oesophagus, and liver.
Cancer Research, United Kingdom
It has been calculated that four out of the 10 cancers could be prevented when people change their lifestyle, like cutting down on processed meat, eating more fibre in their diet, and protecting their skin from the sun.
This is a large study with what they used to observe, so they cannot easily conclude that it is directly responsible for making life long and free from disease.
It tried to account for other factors like family medical history, ethnic background, and age that could have an impact on the result.
The research team still relies on people to give them information on what they are eating, their exercise habits, and even their weight and height, which is not always exact.