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Some Surprising Health Facts

1. A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.
2. People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
3. Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
4. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
5. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
6. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
7. Exercise, like walking, can reduce Cancer'>breast cancer risk by 25%.
8. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
9. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
10. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
11. Bill Gates' Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
12. 8.5% of adults worldwide currently have diabetes. That's almost twice as much as it was in 1980.
13. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
14. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.
15. An estimated 150,000 people die in the UK every year because too few people can give first aid.
16. "Rhinorrhea" is the medical condition otherwise known as a "runny nose."
17. 80% of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant-based medicines for basic healthcare.
18. Six-pack abs indicate nothing about your strength, your flexibility, your stamina, your speed, or your overall level of health.
19. More than 13 million working days are lost every year because of stress-related illnesses.
20. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
21. The world's first organ transplant was performed by Indian doctors, who used skin grafts to repair injuries as early as 800 BCE.



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