Sleep apnea is thought to make us sick in many ways. This study found that people with sleep apnea had more health problems, from head to toe, for 3 years prior to their diagnosis. Is this because undiagnosed sleep apnea was eating away at their health for years before anyone knew? Or whatever causes sleep apnea (especially overweight) is also causing other problems. Unclear from this study.
Very large 13 years study, following over 2 million person years of Americans' lives. Findings are compelling. Achieving any of these key health goals reduces your mortality significantly. * abdominal leanness (waist under 34 inches in women or 40 inches in men) * nonsmoking * regular exercise (60 minutes vigorous/week or 150 minutes moderate) * Mediterranean diet People who achieved all 4, had a whopping 73% of reduction of their mortality relative to those who achieved none.
Get up to pee at night? We have a word for you people: nocturic. It is a significant source of sleep problems and other health problems. Frequent nighttime awakenings in general can be a sign of SLEEP APNEA, a common, underdiagnosed problem that very much affects quality and quantity of life.
73,000 7th Day Adventists followed for 5 years: Pescatarians had the lowest mortality rate. "The adjusted HR for all-cause mortality in vegans was 0.85 (95% CI, 0.73-1.01); in lacto-ovo-vegetarians, 0.91 (95% CI, 0.82-1.00); in pesco-vegetarians, 0.81 (95% CI, 0.69-0.94); and in semi-vegetarians, 0.92 (95% CI, 0.75-1.13) compared with nonvegetarians"
This big Greek study observed 22,000 people for 11 years and found that a Mediterranean diet (low starch and sugar and meat and dairy, high legumes, vegetables, olive oil, fish) reduced diabetes by a whopping 12%.
Women who took a multivitamin with mineral for about 7 years experienced a 24% reduction in their risk of death from breast cancer during that period, after controlling for confounding variables. This is the first study I have seen in along while attesting to the merits of multivitamin. Just because a multivitamin reduced deaths from breast cancer in 1 observational study, does not mean it will make you live longer.