Lifestyle factor wine can contribute to more years lived without major chronic diseases

A recent large European study examined whether different combinations of lifestyle factors are associated with years lived without chronic diseases.

The results showed that the higher the number of healthy lifestyle habits, the longer was the lifespan without major chronic diseases (type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, dementia). Comparing the best with the worst lifestyle score was associated with approximately nine additional years without chronic diseases. The longest life span free of disease was observed among those participants with a normal weight (BMI < 25) and two of the following lifestyle factors: never smoking, physical activity and moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages (1-14 drinks per week for women and 1-21 drinks per week for men).

Nyberg S et al, 2020, Association of healthy lifestyle with years lived without major chronic diseases, JAMA Internal Medicine; https://jamainternalmed.2020.0618 

For more information about this article, read the scientific abstract here.