Healthy lifestyle has major longevity benefits for nonsmokers

04/20/2011 | HealthDay News

People who do not smoke and have a healthy lifestyle can reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other diseases by nearly half, according to surveys from about 112,000 nonsmokers who were part of the Cancer Prevention Study. The study in the journal Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention looked at participants' adherence to recommendations for body mass index, physical activity, diet and alcohol consumption.

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