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Technically Minded – Episode 2: How to live longer

Technically Minded – Episode 2: How to live longer

A new podcast episode - What is and what is not important to living longer—with science!
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Links:

Shepard Smith on Ebola
The true story of Stronzo Bestiale
Annals of Internal Medicine statement about Vitamins
Annals of Internal Medicine review of 240 papers on organic food

Data on Loss of Life Expectancy:

Data from Bernard Cohen's 1979 paper
Cohen's 1991 paper (full text pdf, free). This paper explains the methodology in full of how the LLE was calculated.

Loss of Life Expectancy (LLE) due to various behaviors. All data taken from Cohen 1979[1] and 1991[2], except where indicated.

Activity or risk
LLE (days)

Smoking cigarettes (male)
2300

30% overweight
1300

Working as a coal miner
1100

20% overweight
900

Smoking cigarettes (female)
800

Sub-optimal medical care
550

10% overweight
450

Vietnam army service
400

Driving (man)
360

Living in S

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