The 7 rules for living longer

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It doesn't take much to live longer and stay healthy. A few simple rules are enough to ensure a healthy and lasting life. American scientists from the American Institute for Cancer Research say so, who have compiled a short ranking of the gestures that can guarantee us to live longer



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live longer and staying healthy doesn't take much. A few simple rules are enough to ensure a healthy and lasting life. American scientists from the American Institute for Cancer Research, who have drawn up one, say so short ranking of the gestures that can guarantee us to live better and longer.

The study tracked diets and nearly disease rates 380.000 people for a period of 13 years in 9 European countries. The examination of the results revealed that those who had best followed AICR's seven simple lifestyle tips had reduced their risk of death related to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, 34 percent, compared to those who did not follow the recommendations.

We already know many of them, but here's what they are 7 golden rules to live better and longer:

  1. Rimanere thin as much as possible without falling into the excess of becoming underweight

  2. Move at least 30 minutes a day

  3. Limit the consumption of high calorie foods and avoid sugary drinks

  4. Follow one plant-based diet which includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes

  5. Limit your intake of red meat (beef, pork, lamb) and avoid sausages and salami (ham, salami, bacon, sausage). In any case, if you really can't do without meat, it is better not to exceed the dose of 500 g of cooked weight per week.

  6. It is consumed alcohol, it is good to limit yourself to having one drink a day for women and two for men.



  7. Dedicated to mothers, it is good breastfeed your baby for the first six months.

It should be noted that diet-related recommendations to avoid overweight and obesity lowered the risk of death by 22%, while following a plant-based diet would lower it by 21%.

Clear rules, certain results. The ensures the Research Director of AICR, Susan Higginbotham, who welcomed the new results of the study: "Following the advice on the lifestyle of AICR could reduce the worldwide incidence of cancer cases by about a third" . With lots of evidence. It would be enough to follow them to save millions of lives from cancer and other chronic diseases around the world.



Francesca Mancuso

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