Posted by: audreybenenati | May 3, 2010

Preventable risk factors cut 4 to 5 years off life span


The federal government has introduced measures aimed at reducing obesity and tobacco use, increasing physical activity and improving nutrition.

… A recent study in PLoS Medicine notes that most chronic diseases, including diabetes, are caused by multiple risk factors. The study found that four preventable risk factors for chronic diseases — adiposity, elevated blood glucose, hypertension and smoking rates

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