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Lifestyle Habits for Longevity
Avoiding Harmful Substances
In the pursuit of a longer, healthier life, steering clear of harmful substances is an obvious decision. Dr. Claudia Kawas, a distinguished neurologist at the University of California, Irvine, sounds the alarm on two major culprits: smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Smoking, known for its detrimental effects on respiratory health, also accelerates the aging process by causing oxidative stress and inflammation. Similarly, excessive alcohol intake not only poses immediate health risks but also contributes to cellular damage over time. Dr. Kawas emphasizes the critical need to limit exposure to these harmful substances, considering them not merely as lifestyle choices but as pivotal determinants of our overall well-being and longevity.
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