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Study reveals the importance of coupling the diet with sport for long life

A new study has found that longevity, depending on healthy food pairing, regularly exercises.   The findings, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that those who exercise frequently and eat well are less likely to die, and the study's authors also noted that high levels of physical activity do not address the adverse health effects of poor diet.    "Adherence to a good diet and adequate physical activity is important to optimize the risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular diseases, CVDs and cancers, associated with obesity," the researchers wrote.



 A new study has found that longevity, depending on healthy food pairing, regularly exercises.


The findings, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that those who exercise frequently and eat well are less likely to die, and the study's authors also noted that high levels of physical activity do not address the adverse health effects of poor diet.


"Adherence to a good diet and adequate physical activity is important to optimize the risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular diseases, CVDs and cancers, associated with obesity," the researchers wrote.


Researchers assessed the health and exercise data of 346,627 individuals over 11 years


  •  tracking the amount of exercise each participant completed in an average week along with the severity of their physical activity
  • and the team followed the participants' eating habits. During the study period,
  • 13,869 participants, 2,650 heart diseases and 4,522 obesity-related cancers died.


The research team found that any type of regular exercise was associated with a lower risk of death, and those who ate well and exercised alike were less likely to die, while exercise and diet were independently associated with a lower risk of death, high levels of exercise could not fully mitigate the harms of poor diet.


Lead author of the study Dr at the Sydney School of Public Health Melody Deng said:


  1. Those who ate a poor diet
  2. and were active still significantly reduced mortality risk from those who followed a poor diet and were inactive
  3. just because you had the maximum risk when doing both right."


Benefits of healthy eating and regular exercise


It is known that diet and exercise can help each in the prevention of a range of chronic diseases.


Dr. Eric Weiner, Director of the Yale Cancer Center, GP at Smilo Cancer Hospital and President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), said: "Both exercise and a healthy diet are useful in terms of other medical problems, and basic scientific explanations have not been fully defined, but the bottom line is that if people want to reduce their chances of dying from cardiovascular disease and many cancers, they need to monitor their diet and exercise."