Latest Life expectancy Stories

Life Expectancy Increases With Healthy Living
2012-09-01 06:28:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even as we get older, participating in healthy activities and avoiding unhealthy ones can add years to our lives, a team of Swedish researchers report in a recently-published population study. The research, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday, followed 1,810 adults at least 75 years of age between the years of 1987 and 2005. They discovered that including positive lifestyle behaviors such as exercise and...

2012-08-07 13:23:03

Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s. "The most highly educated white men live about 14 years longer than the least educated black men," says S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and lead author of the study. "The least educated black women live about 10 years less than...

2012-06-26 23:03:54

Reports have announced that the US life expectancy is stagnating and falling behind that of many other countries across the world as people try to discover the keys to a longer, healthier life. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 A new report that was released by Rice University and the University of Colorado, at the same time as a new report on life expectancy supplement coral calcium, announces that the life expectancy in the United States was found to be stagnating and falling behind...

US Life Expectancy Lower Than Other Developed Nations
2012-06-22 13:59:43

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Emerson advocated for experimentation throughout life. In particular, there is one experimental study that should be observed as it relates to life expectancy. Researchers from Rice University and the University of Colorado, Boulder recently discovered that, even though the U.S. has progressed in the number of people who live with a longer...

2012-05-31 01:16:16

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University studied 713 women aged 70 to 79 years who took part in the Women's Health and Aging Studies. This study was designed to evaluate the causes and course of physical disability in older women living in the community. "A...

Regular Jogging Shows Dramatic Increase In Life Expectancy
2012-05-03 06:36:02

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study's most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that between one and two-and-a-half hours of jogging per week at a "slow or average" pace delivers optimum benefits for longevity. The...

2012-04-20 13:34:19

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smoke free, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smokers and non-smokers alike. The study of 434,190 people who went through medical examination program at a private fee-paying company between 1996 and 2008 in Taiwan revealed that active smokers (those engaged in...

2012-04-19 13:00:15

The HLY (Healthy Life Years) indicates how long people can expect to live without disability. It has been computed annually for each Member State of the European Union since 2005. These figures are released in the framework of the first annual meeting of the European Joint Action on Healthy Life Years (EHLEIS), organized in Paris on April 19, 2012 (ASIEM, 6 rue Albert de Lapparent, from 1:30pm) by the French Ministry of Health. The European Joint Action on Healthy Life Years (EHLEIS) is led...

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