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Five low-risk lifestyle factors were then measured in each – never smoking, healthy weight, at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity, moderate alcohol intake, and a good diet. Photograph: iStock

Those who stick to healthy lifestyles can expect up to ten extra disease-free years of life, according to a major new study. While the benefits of a (...)

Public health officials for years have urged people to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are link(...)

On average the dieters in the study managed to slash about  300 calories a day, the amount in a  a few chocolate chip cookies. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Scientists have long known a fairly reliable way to extend life span in rodents and other lab animals: reduce the amount of calories they eat by 10 pe(...)