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Research continues to reveal that by far the largest determinant of our state of health is lifestyle choices and environment. Isn’t that tremendous news? It reveals that we largely have the power to determine whether we will be chronically healthy or chronically sick during our lifetime! Below is just a small sampling of research discussing this topic.
“Participants with all 4 factors (current not smoking, not physically inactive, moderate alcohol use, and plasma vitamin C level greater than 0.88 mg/dL as a surrogate for fruit and vegetable consumption) had an advantage of approximately 14 years in chronological age over those without 1 of the 4 factors.”
“Maternal obesity can result in unfavorable outcomes for the woman and fetus. Maternal risks during pregnancy include gestational diabetes and chronic hypertension leading to preeclampsia. The fetus is at risk for stillbirth and congenital anomalies...Obesity in pregnancy can also affect health later in life for both mother and child. For women, these risks include heart disease and hypertension. Children have a risk of future obesity and heart disease. Women and their offspring are at increased risk for diabetes...”
“Life expectancy increases track more closely with economic prosperity and sanitary engineering than with strictly medical advances. Notable achievements in the past century-
“The health and well-
“It is projected that raising the minimum year-