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A healthy lifestyle can lead to a higher life expectancy in diabetics

A large prospective study among type 2 diabetics showed how important it is to consider several lifestyle habits in context. A healthy lifestyle defined by seven low-risk lifestyle factors1 was significantly related to a longer life expectancy (lower risk of total mortality) and a lower risk of dying from cancer, CVD, respiratory and digestive disease regardless of the diabetes severity. Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages was one of these seven lifestyle factors.

1non-smoking, moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages, regular physical activity, healthy diet, less sedentary behaviour, adequate sleep duration, appropriate social connection


Source: Han H, Cao Y, Feng C, Zheng Y, Dhana K, Zhu S, Shang C, Yuan C, Zong G. Association of a Healthy Lifestyle With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study in UK Biobank. Diabetes Care. 2022 Feb 1;45(2):319-329. doi: 10.2337/dc21-1512. PMID: 34857534.

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