• The association between modifiable healthy lifestyle components and lifetime gain in the general Japanese population
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    The association between modifiable healthy lifestyle components and lifetime gain in the general Japanese population

    In a recent paper posted to the Age and Ageing, investigators illustrated the effect of adopting a changeable healthy lifestyle on lifetime gains from middle to old age. Study: Impact of modifiable healthy lifestyle adoption on lifetime gain from middle to older age. Image Credit: Zarko Prusac/Shutterstock Background Globally, life expectancy has increased, with several developed countries expecting average life expectancies of ≥85 years by 2030. Existing evidence suggests that social factors, including sociodemographic position and universal health care, are linked to a longer lifespan. Meanwhile, multiple studies have linked the combined effect of some modifiable healthy lifestyle variables, such as moderate physical activity and adequate sleep duration, to a longer…