Friday, February 22, 2008

Director's Comments: Add 14 Extra Years to Your Life?

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Adding 14 Extra Years to Your Life. The transcript is also available.

A combination of modest exercise, no-smoking, moderate alcohol intake, and consuming five daily servings of fruits and vegetables added an estimated 14 years to the lives of some British adults, a recent study in PLoS Medicine found. Five researchers at Cambridge University (United Kingdom) reported significant, comparative reductions in mortality among adult participants in a study if they followed four routinely recommended health guidelines. The mortality reduction for adults who followed these life style changes was four times greater than for adults who did not adopt any of them, which was equivalent to adding about 14 years of life...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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