According to a new research, a high intake of coffee, at least four cups of coffee a day, may cut the risk of premature death.
A team of scientists examined data from the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) Project, a large long-term study started in 1999. The project recruited 19,896 university graduates and followed them up with diet and lifestyle questionnaires every 2 years over a 10-year period.
The research found that those participants who had at least four cups of coffee a day had 65% lower risk of dying from all causes compared to those who said they never or almost never drank coffee.
People with a good sense of smell in middle and old age may live longer than their peers without sensitive noses, a new research suggests.
For the study, a team of researchers from Stockholm University, Sweden, followed 1,774 people for 10 years. At the beginning of the research, the participants aged from 40 to 90 were asked to identify 13 different odors. The scientists discovered that people who lose their sense of smell were more likely to die soon than those who didn’t.
Dr Jonas Olofsson, the senior author of the study, says: “Our results were not explained by dementia, which was previously linked to smell loss. Instead, mortality risk was uniquely predicted by smell loss.”
Nobody is going to live forever, but most of us are trying to extend the term we’re destined to walk on this earth in all possible ways. Though, there are certain factors and habits showing you’re going to die earlier than your retirement comes (backed by official studies):
- Your parents and grandparents died early.
- You do not take your job seriously.
- You spend your day mostly sitting.
- You can’t walk as fast as your peers.
- You do not have a college diploma.
- It’s difficult for you to carry bags from a supermarket.
- Your favorite food is from a fast food.
- You are divorced or widowed.
- You smoke.
If you can say yes to the most of the listed above, it’s time for you to change your lifestyle immediately.
Smoking makes no good to your health in any case, but smokers with diabetes may boost their risk of early death even more, a new research finds. The results of the study suggest that smokers with diabetes are at double risk of premature death.
Researchers from the University of Colorado, Denver, conducted the study that included data on more than 53,000 Americans who were either current of former heavy smokers. The researchers found that the overall risk of early death was double if the smoker was a diabetic too.
Dr Kavita Garg, a lead researcher of the study, says: “Taking control of diabetes is important among smokers, whether they undergo screening for lung cancer or not, because diabetes is an independent risk factor for dying.”
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