They also experienced a delay in the onset of disability of up to six years…meaning they lived healthier!
The study also found men who were not overweight, never smoked and only drank in moderation lived an average of 11 years longer than men who smoked, were overweight and drank excessively. The lifespan extension was even greater (12 years) for women.
This study shows that people with multiple behavioral risk factors (ie. obesity, smoking, excess alcohol consumption) not only live shorter lives than those without these factors but also experience an extended time disabled.