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Alameda County Study
The Alameda County Study is a probability study of residents from Alameda County, California which examines the relationship between lifestyle and health. The "1965 cohort" were given health questionnaires in 1965, 1973, 1985, 1988, 1994, and 1999. In their examination of the collected data, D. Wingard and colleagues found that those who followed five practices lived healthier and longer lives:
^Housman & Dorman 2005, pp. 303-304. "The linear model supported previous findings, including regular exercise, limited alcohol consumption, abstinence from smoking, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, and maintenance of a healthy weight play an important role in promoting longevity and delaying illness and death." Citing: Wingard Dl, B. L.; Berkman, L. F.; Brand, R. J. (1982). "A multivariate analysis of health-related practices: a nine-year mortality follow-up of the Alameda County Study". Am J Epidemiol. 116 (5): 765-775. PMID7148802.