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Lack of exercise, smoking and poor diet raise risk of disability
Lack of exercise, smoking and poor diet raise risk of disability (August 8, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From France - Research published in the BMJ identifies three factors that are strongly linked to disability in the older population. Researchers studied nearly 4,000  individuals over the age of 65. Participants were interviewed about their lifestyle habits at the outset of the study and were followed for over 12 years. Results showed that those who reported low or intermediate physical active levels were at 72% increased risk of disability, while those who did not consume fruits and vegetables on a daily basis were at 24% increased risk and those who were current or former smokers were at 26% increased risk. Those who reported all three unhealthy behaviours were at 2x increased risk
 
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