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Older adults want to participate in medical decisions-6143

Older adults want to participate in medical decisions

Most older adults in the US prefer to actively participate in making decisions regarding their health care, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Stats: About 11% of older adults eat enough fruit and vegetables-6139

Stats: About 11% of older adults eat enough fruit and vegetables

Overall, just one in 10 US adults ate the recommended 1.5 to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables in 2015, the latest data available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published on November 16.

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Learning, staying in shape key to longer life-6133

Learning, staying in shape key to longer life

Individuals who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they carry, according to an analysis of genetic data from more than 600,000 people..

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HIV rates increasing among older adults-6130

HIV rates increasing among older adults

More than 54,000 new HIV diagnoses were reported in adults 50 and older from 2004 through 2015, with significant increases among both men (annual average change, 2.2%) and women (1.3%), according to researchers in Europe.

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Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week-6129

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week

Regular walking, even at less than the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared with inactivity, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.

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Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity-6121

Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of 13 types of cancer that account for about 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, according to the latest "Vital Signs" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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