Refusal to drink alcohol can prolong life by 28 years, writes Express, citing data from scientists from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Experts have monitored the life expectancy of alcoholics in Denmark, Finland and Sweden for 20 years. Mortality from various diseases and ailments was noticeably higher in the drinking group of study participants. On average, their life expectancy was reduced by 28 years.
Doctors have repeatedly warned about the negative effects of alcohol on the body. In particular, alcohol, even in small doses, significantly increases the risk of cancer, dementia, impotence and infertility. Alcohol also negatively affects the functioning of the heart, brain and liver.
Earlier, American scientists named four habits that can increase life expectancy by ten years.
A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is recommended. It is also necessary to reduce stress levels and look for joyful moments in life. In addition, you should stop drinking and smoking.