“What is the best part of waking up? Apparently it’s living a long time. In a 13 year study involving 400,000 men and women, those who drank coffee were less likely to die from chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers aren’t ready to say that coffee prevents these things but coffee does contain a lot of anti-oxidants. No word on the quality of the coffee consumed, but if it was that crappy stuff, longevity may not have been worth it.”
Many of us start the morning with a strong coffee and think little of it. Yet new medical research suggests that it could be aiding you to live longer – if you drink plenty of it. Read More…
Men living longer than women now seems like a distinct possibility according to a range of studies and statistics.
For example, a study by Professor Les Mayhew of the UK Office for National Statistics, proposes that male life expectancy is increasing at a greater rate than that of women. Key factors include less men working in heavy industry, lower rates of smoking and improved health care, especially for heart disease.
Men are also increasing their life expectancy at a higher rate than women according to a 2011 study by Dr Chris Murray of the Institute for Health Metric and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Again, smoking is a factor with far more women smoking relative to men, obesity rates becoming higher in women and increasing rates of heart disease among women.
Similar results have come out from the insurance industry. Research suggests the “ladette” culture of smoking and boozing are thought to be making a significant impact on the life expectancy of women. The lifespan gap between men and women has also decreased.
“We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.” So says Peter Schnohr, a Danish researcher who has completed a significant study on the relationship between longer life and jogging.
Some newspapers and other media previously suggested that perhaps jogging was too dangerous for middle aged men, after a few died while running. It was thought that jogging could put too much strain on the heart. However Schnohr’s study strongly suggests otherwise.