A study of 63,791 Chinese women in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, age 40-70, who never smoked or used alcohol, reports the combined effects of 5 health habits reduce mortality from all causes by 47%. These health habits included normal weight, lower waist-hip ratio, daily exercise, never exposed to spouse’s smoking, and higher daily fruit and vegetable intake. Women with 0-1 of these were found to have death rates equivalent to those 12 years older than their age.
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