A healthy lifestyle is positively associated with mental health and well-being and core markers in ageing

Last updated on 13-12-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: Studies often evaluate mental health and well-being in association with individual health behaviours although evaluating multiple health behaviours that co-occur in real life may reveal important insights into the overall association. Also, the underlying pathways of how lifestyle might affect our health are still under debate. Here, we studied the mediation of different health behaviours or lifestyle factors on mental health and its effect on core markers of ageing: telomere length (TL) and mitochondrial DNA content (mtDNAc). METHODS: In this study, 6054 adults from the 2018…

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