According to a new study, executed by an international team of scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia, the University of Limerick in Ireland, and the Universities of the Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Ulster, UK, those people who walk fast may have higher chances to live longer.
For the research, the scientists analyzed 11 population-based surveys conducted in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2008 from 50,552 walkers. The analysis showed that an average walking pace was associated with a 20% lower risk of death from all causes while walking fast, about 5–7 km per hour, was linked to 24% lower risk.
Lead researchers Prof. Emmanuel Stamatakis says: “Especially in situations when walking more isn’t possible due to time pressures or a less walking-friendly environment, walking faster may be a good option to get the heart rate up — one that most people can easily incorporate into their lives.”
According to the research, published in The BMJ, analyzing the findings of 200 studies, three to four cups of coffee every day can be associated with longer life and lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease, and dementia.
Nevertheless, the scientists say that drinking coffee in pregnancy is linked to harms and can be connected to the slightly increased risk of fracture in women.
The authors conclude that drinking coffee seems safe within usual patterns of consumption, except during pregnancy and in women with higher risk of fracture. At the same time, coffee is often consumed with products rich in refined sugars and unhealthy fats which may independently contribute to adverse health outcomes.
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.
One of the studies analyzed more than 520,000 people from ten European countries and discovered that greater consumption of coffee could significantly decrease the risk of mortality.
Another study focused on studying the coffee effect on non-white populations, surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, Hawaiians, Japanese-Americans, Latinos, and whites. The researchers discovered that coffee raises longevity among various races.
In the European study, people drinking coffee had lower levels of inflammation, healthier lipid profiles, and better glucose control than those who weren’t. The American study says that people who drank 2-4 cups of coffee daily had an 18% lower risk of death than people who did not drink coffee.
A new study, published in The BMJ, reports that children with higher IQ are believed to have higher chances of longer life and lower risk of such diseases as heart disease, stroke, smoking-related cancers, respiratory disease, and dementia.
For the study, the researchers collected data from 33,526 and 32,229 women born in Scotland in 1936, who took validated childhood intelligence test at age of 11, and who could be followed to cause of death data up to December 2015.
Scientists say: “Importantly, it shows that childhood IQ is strongly associated with causes of death that are, to a great extent, dependent on already known risk factors. Tobacco smoking and its distribution along the socioeconomic spectrum could be of particular importance here.”