Alameda County Study

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The Alameda County Study is a study of certain residents of Alameda County, California which examines the relationship between lifestyle and health.[1] In their examination of the collected data, D. Wingard and colleagues found that those who followed five practices lived healthier and longer lives:[2]

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  1. ^ Housman, Jeff; Dorman, Steve (September–October 2005). "The Alameda County Study: A Systematic, Chronological Review" (PDF). American Journal of Health Education (Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) 36 (5): 302–308. ISSN 1055-6699. ERIC document number EJ792845. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Housman & Dorman 2005, pp. 303–304. "The linear model supported previous findings, including regular exercise, limited alcohol consumption, abstinence from smoking, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, and maintenance of a healthy weight play an important role in promoting longevity and delaying illness and death." Citing Wingard Dl, B. L.; Berkman, L. F.; Brand, R. J. (1982). "A multivariate analysis of health-related practices: a nine-year mortality follow-up of the Alameda County Study". Am J Epidemiol 116 (5): 765–775. PMID 7148802.  edit