• Healthy Habits May Improve Longevity and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
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    Healthy Habits May Improve Longevity and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

    Summary: Healthy eating, daily exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, and not smoking not only lead to a longer life, but they can also reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Source: Rush University Medical Center Everyday habits that serve as the backbone of a healthy lifestyle may keep your brain sharp and help you live longer, according to new research from aging experts at RUSH. A study recently published in the British Medical Journal found that people ages 65 and older who had a healthy lifestyle lived longer—3.1 years longer for women, 5.7 years longer for men—than their peers who didn’t have the same healthy lifestyle. They also spent more of their remaining years without Alzheimer’s disease. What constitutes…