Why You Should Care About Your Health

"Eating a nourishing diet is one of the top three life habits that can protect health and delay disability -- and may be more influential than genetics in helping older people stave off the decline that can come with aging, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." --Senior Journal

"If people avoided major risk factors for cancer, more than a third of the 7 million annual deaths from the disease could be prevented..." --AlertNet

"A new study finds that eating mostly meat, refined starches, and sodium may increase the likelihood of developing chronic respiratory symptoms, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers found that individuals whose diets are rich in meat, refined starches and sodium are 1.43 times more likely to report new onset of persistent coughs with phlegm than those who consume a diet high in fruit and soy." --Science Blog

Your Odds of Dying

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