In a meta-analysis, Julianne Holt-Lunstad and colleagues find that individuals’ social relationships have as much influence on mortality risk as other well-established risk factors for mortality, such as smoking.
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Healthy lifestyle and life expectancy free of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study | The BMJ
Objective To examine how a healthy lifestyle is related to life expectancy that is free from major chronic diseases. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting and participants The Nurses’ Health Study (1980-2014; n=73 196) and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-2014; n=38 366). Main exposures Five low risk lifestyle factors: never smoking, body mass index 18.5-24.9, moderate to vigorous physical activity (≥30 minutes/day), moderate alcohol intake (women: 5-15 g/day; men 5-30 g/day), and a higher diet quality score (upper 40%). Main outcome Life expectancy free of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Results The life expectancy free of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer at age 50 was 23.7 years (95% confidence interval 22.6 to 24.7) for women who adopted no low risk lifestyle factors, in contrast to 34.4 years (33.1 to 35.5) for women who adopted four or five low risk factors. At age 50, the life expectancy free of any of these chronic diseases was 23.5 (22.3 to 24.7) years among men who adopted no low risk lifestyle factors and 31.1 (29.5 to 32.5) years in men who adopted four or five low risk lifestyle factors. For current male smokers who smok
A Prescription for Longevity in the 21st Century: Renewing Purpose, Building and Sustaining Social Engagement, and Embracing a Positive Lifestyle | Geriatrics | JAMA | JAMA Network
This Viewpoint considers how physicians can help patients align health span with life span given trends toward increased longevity and emphasizes the importance of a sense of purpose, social engagement, and lifestyle choices to improve outcomes of morbidity, mortality, and quality of life.
Gianna MilanoNegli anni la soglia di sicurezza nel sangue per il colesterolo è stata via via abbassata da linee guida (tutt’altro che limpide), ampliando a dismisura il bacino dei candidati al consumo delle statine.
Cancro: come si combatte a tavola? Beretta (Aiom): «Zucchero traditore, troppo consumo aumenta lo stato infiammatorio» – Sanità Informazione
«Un eccesso di zuccheri crea uno stato infiammatorio che favorisce l’insorgenza di cellule tumorali», sottolinea Giordano Beretta, oncologo dell’Ospedale Humanitas Gavazzeni di Bergamo
This Medical News article discusses a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine on the association of daily steps with all-cause mortality.