In addition to genetics, life expectancy is affected by certain everyday factors.
By trying to reduce the intensity of their presence in life, you can increase your chances of achieving longevity.
Consumption of carbonated beverages. An analysis of data on 451,000 adults in 16 years of follow-up confirmed that two or more carbonated beverages a day were associated with an increased risk of death from circulatory diseases and one from gastrointestinal diseases.
Eating lots of eggs. Scientists have concluded that eating eggs in large quantities is associated with a “risk of death from any heart disease.” The risk of cardiovascular pathology in avid fans of this product increases by 17%, experts estimate.
Artificial sweeteners. Studies show that daily consumption of artificial sweeteners is associated with a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Scientists attribute this to the negative effects of sweeteners on the intestinal microflora.
Smoking. The average life expectancy of smokers is at least 10 years less than that of non-smokers. In turn, quitting smoking reduces the predisposition to diabetes, improves blood vessels, and helps the heart and lungs. Experts state that smoking cessation under the age of 40 reduces the risk of death from smoking-related diseases by 90%.
Stress. Researchers at the University of California have found that the stress to which the body is exposed for a long period of time lowers the level of cloth – a hormone that regulates the aging process. This can shorten life expectancy. In addition, stress increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.