Smoking is a risk factor for many diseases and premature death and is at the top of the list as a major health risk. There are other risk factors; however, that cause disease and premature deaths.
Researchers wanted to know how other lifestyle good habits, other than not smoking, can impact on disease prevention.
They used prevention guidelines such as:
-Body mass index
The participants in the study were 112,000 non-smoking women and men. The diet and lifestyle questionaires were filled out in 1992 and 1993; participants were followed for 14 years.
Those who adhered to the guidelines had a 42% lower risk for death than those who did not comply.
The highly compliant female participants had a 58% lower risk for Cardiovascular deaths and the male a 48% lower risk.
Our newsletter method of study will allow one to develop a healthier lifestyle by adhering to these same guidelines.