Healthy Lifestyle: Major Longevity for Nonsmokers

People who do not smoke and have a healthy lifestyle can reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other diseases by nearly half, according to surveys from about 112,000 nonsmokers who were part of the Cancer Prevention Study. The study in the journal Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention looked at participants’ adherence to recommendations for body mass index, physical activity, diet and alcohol consumption. Health Day News (4/19)

SOURCE: American Cancer Society, news release, April 14, 2011

STUDY: Marjorie L McCullough, Alpa V Patel, Lawrence H Kushi, Roshni Patel, Walter C Willett, Colleen Doyle, Michael J Thun, and Susan Gapstur. Following cancer prevention guidelines reduces risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, April 5, 2011

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