Learn about how a healthy lifestyle can help you live an additional 14 years in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60 From Cambridge - A healthy lifestyle can help you live an additional 14 years. Researchers looked at the effects of 4 healthy behaviors: regular activity, eating 5 or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables, not smoking and drinking 1 to 14 units of alcohol per week. Those who engaged in all 4 behaviors were 4 times more likely to be alive a decade after the study started and are expected to live 14 more years than those who engaged in none. From Kobenhavn - A recent study shows that abstaining from alcohol may raise the risk of dying from heart disease by up to 30%. In a 20-year longitudinal study of over 11,000 subjects, men who drank between 1 to 14 drinks per week had a 23% lower risk of dying from heart disease; women had a 28% lower risk. Those who both exercised, and drank moderately had a 50% lower risk. And finally, from Toronto - A number of airline passengers who were on Air Canada flight 85 from Tel Aviv were quarantined after several of them developed a flu-like illness. Some passengers were taken to hospital with an acute form of gastroenteritis. The quarantine only lasted a few hours, but may have been a precautionary measure given the recent detection of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in chickens from a kindergarten class in northern Israel. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.