Healthy lifestyle can offset 'bad genes', extend life: study

Scripps News May 14, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal found that a healthy lifestyle can reduce the impact of "life-shortening" genes by over 60%. Unhealthy habits increase the risk of premature death by 78%. The research, based on 350,000 European participants, identified four key factors for optimal health. Those with a high genetic risk and unhealthy lifestyle were twice as likely to die early. Adopting healthy habits at 40 could extend life by 5.5 years.

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