Association of Healthy Lifestyle With Mortality Among Former Smokers

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: In this study of nearly 160,000 older U.S. adults who were former smokers, better adherence to evidence-based recommendations for body weight, diet, physical activity, and alcohol intake was associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease.

Authors: Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, is the corresponding author.



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