What are your chances to live ten years longer?

Swiss researchers have created a calculator by the aid of which people can estimate their chances to have a ten year longer life expectancy, depending on their lifestyle.

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smoking, alcohol, physical exercise and fruit consumption – these are the four probability factors based upon which specialists at the University of Zurich designed their calculator for men and women to estimate their chances to live a decade longer, announces Medisite.fr.

Over 16 000 persons participated in the study. It has been observed that 75 year old men who smoke, drink alcohol, are sedentary and don’t eat much fruit have only a 35% chance to prolong their life expectancy with ten years. In comparison, those persons who live a healthier lifestyle have 67% chance to live ten years longer.

In case of 75 year old women, those who have healthy lifestyle habits, have 74% chance to live then years longer.

The research of the Swiss specialists has proven that lifestyle choices are important between 65 and 75 years of age, but they don’t determine mortality rate between 45 and 55 years of age.

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