Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: genes | diabetes | longevity | dr. oz
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Bad Lifestyle More Risky Than Bad Genes

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 22 May 2024 12:43 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

If you know that certain conditions run in your family — such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes — you may worry that no matter what you do, you'll end up with the same health woes. But that’s not necessarily true.

An unhealthy lifestyle is much riskier, accounting for more than 78% of increased risk of dying prematurely, regardless of genetic predisposition.

Genetic predisposition ups the risk of premature death by 22% or less (no matter if you have a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle) compared to people with life-extending genetics.

That’s the conclusion of research published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine that looked at more than 350,000 adults. It reveals that certain lifestyle choices — diet and exercise, alcohol and tobacco use, and quality/quantity of sleep — have the greatest influence on longevity.

So don’t get the blues about your genes. Instead, start making positive lifestyle changes. Identify one area of your daily habits that you want to change. Then find a supporting posse.

Go to PsychologyToday.org to find a weight-loss support group.

Get help to stop smoking at Smokefree.gov, and find or start a walking group through meetup.com, which is recommended by the American Heart Association.

Your future starts today.

© King Features Syndicate


Dr-Oz
If you know that certain conditions run in your family you may worry that no matter what you do, you'll end up with the same health woes. But that’s not necessarily true.
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Wednesday, 22 May 2024 12:43 PM
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