Video: Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Diseases

Another short video from the place where people live the longest explains in 2 minutes how you can decrease your risk of chronic diseases by making simple, wholesome changes to your diet. PositiveTip: Cut back on the amount of red meat and refined foods in your diet for big benefits.

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Western Diets Prevent Ideal Aging

It should not be a big surprise to our readers to learn that the "Western" dietary pattern so high in fried, sweet, and processed foods is associated with aging marked by chronic disease and mental health problems. A large French cohort study has found that those consuming the typical Western-style diet had significantly lower chances…

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Americans Experiencing More Chronic Diseases

During the last 10 years, the number of Americans between 45-64 years of age experiencing two or more chronic diseases has increased from 16 to 21 percent. For those 65 and older, the percentage jumped from 37 to 45 percent. These changes present huge challenges to the healthcare system of the future--not to mention quality…

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Healthy Habits Reduce Risk Of Cardiovascular, Cancer, And All-Causes Mortality

The Shanghai Women’s Health Study followed approximately 71,000 Chinese women aged 40-70 for 9 years. Among participants, common lifestyle risk factors of early death included physical inactivity, abdominal obesity, being overweight or obese, exposure to spousal tobacco smoke, and eating few fruits and vegetables. When participants reversed these risk factors, they exhibited a striking life-extending effect, especially in…

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