It’s Never Too Late to Quit The reduced risk of death in people who quit smoking in their 60s compared with people who smoked into their 70s, according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Source: HealthDay. Nov. 30, 2016. Optimistic Women Live Happier, Healthier Lives The lowered risk of dying from any cause in women who have optimistic outlooks on life. These women also have a 38 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 39 percent lower risk of dying from stroke. Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dec. 7, 2016. A Drink a Day May Not Keep Afib Away The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) for every alcoholic drink consumed per day. While previous research has found that light to moderate alcohol consumption can be beneficial and reduce the risk of heart disease, this may not be the case when it comes to Afib. Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dec. 5, 2016. Freshman 10? The average amount of weight gained by college students during their years spent on campus. While the myth of the “freshman 15” has been debunked, these findings show that college students do still gain weight. Source: University of Vermont. Dec. 12, 2016.
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