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20 April 2011

Healthy nonsmokers live longer

A healthy lifestyle nearly halves nonsmokers' risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and other causes, a new study finds.

A healthy lifestyle nearly halves nonsmokers' risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and other causes, a new study finds.

After 14 years of follow-up, participants who were highly compliant with the recommendations had a 42% risk of death vs. those who were the least compliant. Among those with higher compliance scores, the risk of cardiovascular-related death was 58 %  lower for women and 48% lower for men, and the risk of cancer death was 24% lower in women and 30% lower in men.

 

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