A new study, executed by Saint Luke’s Health Center in Kansas City, suggests that people playing tennis regularly could live an average 9.7 years longer than those who don’t exercise at all. In addition, badminton players could live 6.2 years and football players almost 5 years longer.
For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from 8,577 people from the Copenhagen City Heart Study which began in 1975 and included adults whose age was from 20 to 93. The participants were followed for 25 years.
Study author James O’Keefe explains: “We know from other research that social support provides stress mitigation, so being with other people, playing and interacting with them, as you do when you play games that require a partner or a team, probably has unique psychological and physiological effects. Raising your heart rate is important, but it looks like connecting with other people is, too.”
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.