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Dna Study Provides Insight Into How To Live Longer

Dna Study Provides Insight Into How To Live Longer

Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people’s lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are – and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their answers by analysing differences in people’s genetic code or DNA. Ultimately they think it will reveal new ways of helping us to live longer. The group used the genetic code of…

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Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Not just parks but also streetside trees and lawns could have health benefits, study suggests Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 biggest cities across the country, from Victoria to St. John’s,…

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Physical Activity Helps People Worldwide

Physical Activity Helps People Worldwide

Boosting physical activity a simple, low-cost global strategy to reduce deaths globally Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms. Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. In Thursday’s issue of The Lancet, researchers in 17 countries reported their findings after asking more than 130,000 participants aged 35 to 70 to fill in questionnaires. They were…

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9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

What is the secret to longevity, and why do some people attain it while others don’t? Is it sheer luck, or are there some key factors at play here? Are we all born with the same potential to live a long and healthy life or is that determined solely by genetics? Interestingly, it seems as though people living in specific regions of the world tend to live longer than those living elsewhere. So, what is it about these specific regions…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Some studies suggest that eye contact must be made for about 8.2 seconds for that “Love At First Sight” feeling to occur. People who generally walk fast tend to live longer. Avocados, raspberries, almonds, broccoli, spinach, salmon are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve your health.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact twitter.com/Fact

High Carb – Not Fat – Intake Linked To Greater Early Death Risk: Study

High Carb – Not Fat – Intake Linked To Greater Early Death Risk: Study

A large Canadian study is challenging conventional wisdom that says a low-fat diet is optimal for cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of premature death. The McMaster University study of more than 135,000 people in 18 countries found that eating a moderate amount of all types of fat is linked to a reduced risk of early mortality compared to the much-touted low-fat diet — while consuming a high-carbohydrate diet is associated with an increased risk of dying early. “Contrary to…

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Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity, Should Be A Public Health Priority: Psychologist Loneliness should be a major public health concern, according to an American psychologist. Loneliness is a major health risk, like obesity or smoking, and public health programs should address it in the same way, says a psychologist. New research by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, found that social isolation contributes as strongly to mortality as does smoking 15 cigarettes a day….

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These 5 Preventable Conditions Shorten Lives

These 5 Preventable Conditions Shorten Lives

More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds. Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans’ lives short, according to researchers who analyzed 2014 data. “Modifiable behavioral risk factors pose a substantial mortality burden in the U.S.,” said study lead author Glen Taksler, an internal medicine researcher at the Cleveland Clinic….

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The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

There are few things more more ritualistic—and to many, more sacred—than a morning cup of joe. 64% of Americans drink at least one cup a day—a statistic that’s barely budged since the ’90s. Despite warnings from doctors over the years that coffee may be hard on the body, people have remained devoted to the drink. Luckily for them, the latest science is evolving in their favor. Research is showing that coffee may have net positive effects on the body after…

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How Perceptions of Aging Affect Our Later Years

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How Perceptions of Aging Affect Our Later Years

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford Perceptions of aging, or attitudes toward one’s own aging, have important implications for the health and well-being of older adults. Throughout the life span, people encounter many positive and negative stereotypes of older adults and the aging process. Some stereotypes portray common age-related changes, whereas others promote misconceptions about aging. As people grow older, age stereotypes become increasingly self-relevant; these stereotypes are reflected inward and they…

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