Tag Archives: Longevity

Coffee with sugar can be healthy, reduce death risk, study suggests | USA Today

By Mike Snider, USA TODAY, May 31, 2022

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Coffee drinkers, new research reinforces previous findings that your daily cup of joe may help you live longer – regardless of whether you add a bit of sugar.

Compared to non-coffee drinkers, regular consumers of unsweetened coffee were 16% to 21% less likely to die during a seven-year follow-up period, according to a new study in the May 31 edition of the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal Medicine.

Those who added sugar and drank 1½-3½ cups daily of sweetened coffee were 29% to 31% less likely to die, researchers said.

Source: Coffee with sugar can be healthy, reduce death risk, study suggests

Changing Your Diet Can Add Up to 10 Years to Your Life Expectancy, New Study Shows

LAURA BROWN, THE CONVERSATION, 9 FEBRUARY 2022

A table showing the amounts of daily foods on each diet. (Laura Brown)

Everyone wants to live longer.

And we’re often told that the key to doing this is making healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising, avoiding smoking, and not drinking too much alcohol. Studies have also shown that diet can increase lifespan.

A new study has found that eating healthier could extend lifespan by six to seven years in middle-aged age adults, and in young adults, could increase lifespan by about ten years.

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The researchers brought together data from many studies that looked at diet and longevity, alongside data from the Global Burden of Disease study, which provides a summary of population health from many countries.

Source: Changing Your Diet Can Add Up to 10 Years to Your Life Expectancy, New Study Shows

Longevity: Research on how diet and exercise can help – The Washington Post

By Matt Fuchs, October 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EDT

Valter Longo, a biochemist at the University of Southern California, received lessons in longevity from a trio of 100-year-olds in Villagrande Strisaili in Sardinia, Italy. (Gianni Pes)

Death comes for us all. But recent research points to interventions in diet, exercise and mental outlook that could slow down aging and age-related diseases — without risky biohacks such as unproven gene therapies.

A multidisciplinary approach involving these evidence-based strategies “could get it all right,” said Valter Longo, a biochemist who runs the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Source: Longevity: Research on how diet and exercise can help – The Washington Post

The Pandemic Led To The Biggest Drop In U.S. Life Expectancy Since WWII, Study Finds : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

June 23, 20216:32 PM ET Heard on Morning Edition, By Allison Aubrey Twitter

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic last month in Auburn, Maine. A drop in life expectancy in the U.S. stems largely from the coronavirus pandemic, a new study says.
Robert F. Bukaty/AP

A new study estimates that life expectancy in the U.S. decreased by nearly two years between 2018 and 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And the declines were most pronounced among minority groups, including Black and Hispanic people. In 2018, average life expectancy in the U.S. was about 79 years (78.7). It declined to about 77 years (76.9) by the end of 2020, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

“We have not seen a decrease like this since World War II. It’s a horrific decrease in life expectancy,” said Steven Woolf of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and an author of the study released on Wednesday.

(The study is based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics and includes simulated estimates for 2020.)

Source: The Pandemic Led To The Biggest Drop In U.S. Life Expectancy Since WWII, Study Finds : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do With ‘Good Genes’ | WIRED

Alphabet’s longevity lab Calico trawled through Ancestry’s massive genealogy database to study human longevity—and found that DNA matters less than people have long believed.

Source: The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do With ‘Good Genes’ | WIRED