Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lifestyle Strikes Again

The NHANES study looked at 7 lifestyle goals: not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet, not being overweight and having normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Only 2% achieved all seven goals, but those who did had a 51% less chance of dying from any cause and a 76% less chance of dying of cardiovascular disease. See the National Health and Nutrition Survey in JAMA 2012, March 16 issue.

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