Healthy, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities Can Make a Big Difference in Our Lives

"How long your parents lived does not affect how long you will live. Instead it is how you live your life that determines how old you will get, [says an article, which] reveals research from Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine."[12] In fact, professor emeritus Lars Wilhelmsen —responsible for the design, and one of the authors, of the study — is quoted in the article as saying: " It is often assumed that people with parents who lived to be very old are more likely to live to a grand old age themselves. But that's just not true —our study shows that hereditary factors don't play a role and that lifestyle has the biggest impact. Those who did not smoke, consumed moderate amounts of coffee and had a good socio-economic status at the age of 50 (measured in terms of housing costs), as well as good physical working capacity at ...

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