Combined impact of health behaviours and mortality in men and women: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study

Kay-Tee Khaw, Nicholas Wareham, Sheila Bingham, Ailsa Welch, Robert Luben, Nicholas Day

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There is overwhelming evidence that behavioural factors influence health, but their combined impact on the general population is less well documented. We aimed to quantify the potential combined impact of four health behaviours on mortality in men and women living in the general community.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12
JournalPLoS Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2008


  • Aged
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Diet
  • England
  • Female
  • Fruit
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Life Expectancy
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Motor Activity
  • Physical Examination
  • Prospective Studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking
  • Vegetables

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