Want to Live to Age 85? You Could if

you are

  • not being overweight
  • having low blood pressure
  • having low blood sugar levels
  • having low levels of bad cholesterol
  • not drinking alcohol excessively
  • not becoming overweight
  • not smoking
  • having a strong grip
  • achieving a high level of education

and finally

  • being married

according to a 40-year study of nearly 6,000 Japanese-American men living in Hawaii.

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3 Responses to “Want to Live to Age 85? You Could if”

  1. Dimes |  Nov 14, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    Aww, my husband’s grandfather only made it to 83. And he was married TWICE! Must have been a lack of education, since he seemed like he was in good health until he suddenly died.

  2. John |  Nov 14, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    I’m good on all of those except for the education. What about you?

  3. The Sun |  Nov 15, 2006 at 9:37 am

    John: I am not sure about the grip but I do have the education factor.

    Dimes: I guess these factors may not guarantee everybody live to 85, but only increase the likelyhood. In any case, a good life style is important.