Long-term all-cause mortality was 25% lower in men who drank less than 20 g alcohol per day compared to non-drinkers.
Smoking was associated with all-cause mortality, but the strength of that association varied between cultures.
Changes in physical activity between 1985 and 1990 were related to all-cause mortality in the period 1990-1995.
Diets contain nutrients, and these are generally highly correlated with other factors due to the choice of foods in which they occur, but also on the consumption of a particular food at the expense of another one. These factors are taken into account when indicators of dietary patterns are evaluated.
The intake of one type of lignan was significantly inversely related to 15-year fatal CHD.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. To measure your BMI, visit the nhlbi.nih.gov website: Study findings on BMI:
The Seven Countries Study showed strong associations between dietary saturated fat and both serum cholesterol and CHD mortality among the 16 cohorts.
CHD can be caused by many things, but smoking is one of the most important ones.
Three factors – diet, smoking and flavonoid intake - combined explained 90% of the CHD mortality rates among the 16 cohorts in the SCS
The results show that the average intake of dietary saturated fat of the 16 cohorts was strongly correlated with average serum cholesterol level.