According to a research, Seventh-Day Adventists live longer and have 30% fewer cancer risks than other Americans due to the religion's rigorous diet and lifestyle habits. According to a new study, Seventh-day Adventists have a reduced cancer risk and live longer lives than the overall US population. The study also indicated that people who were raised as Seventh-day Adventists but stopped observing the faith's traditions early in life retain some of the benefits.
Seventh-day Adventists follow a vegetarian diet based on biblical instructions and believe in immediate salvation through Jesus Christ. They also observe Saturday as their only holy day each week. These practices help reduce their risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and other illnesses by encouraging them to eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid meat products that contain animals products such as milk and eggs.
The study was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and is based on information collected during questionnaires completed by nearly 70,000 men and women between the ages of 20 and 110 at 13 medical centers across the United States. It found that after adjusting for factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, body mass index and level of education, participants reported by denomination showed significantly lower rates of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality. The researchers estimated that compared with people raised in other religions, Adventists had 30% fewer cancer cases, 16% fewer cardiovascular diseases and 15% fewer deaths from any cause.
Adventists often forego meat and dairy products and adhere to a "biblical diet," or the way people ate thousands of years ago. They also take regular supplements that include vitamin D and calcium - both of which are required for strong bones.
The reason why Adventists tend to be healthier and live longer is because they often seek out health care when needed. Since most Adventists follow this religious practice, they're more likely to get checked by a doctor and receive necessary treatment if they do develop cancer.
Additionally, Adventists believe that illness is caused by sin, and so when they are sick, they will seek medical help rather than try to cure themselves with herbs or support from friends and family. This leads them to live longer and healthier lives compared to people who don't follow this religion.
Seventh-day Adventists began in the United States in 1872 when eight young men decided to devote their lives to God every Saturday. Today, there are over 6 million Adventists around the world, with several hundred thousand living in the United States.
They have many different institutions across the country where they provide food for the homeless, deliver messages via radio, and much more. The largest division within Adventism is called the "Church of South Africa".
Seventh-day Adventists have a reduced risk of various diseases than the general population, and many studies believe this is related to dietary and other lifestyle factors. Research shows that they eat more fruits and vegetables, less sugar, and fewer processed foods than the average person. They also walk more and spend less time sitting down. These all help to make them healthier overall.
Seventh-day Adventists use health services more often than the general population but are just as likely to neglect their health if they fall sick. This may be because they don't go to a doctor when they're not feeling well because they think it's bad luck to visit a hospital on Saturday, or because they lack access to medical services. However, they do take care of any injuries they get by getting them treated by a dentist or chiropractor.
Overall, people who follow a Seventh-day Adventist diet plan can expect to live longer than the average person and avoid some diseases. The reason for this is probably due to their healthy lifestyles, which include eating well and exercising regularly.
Life expectancy at age 35 for all causes of death was found to be four and a half years longer for Seventh-day Adventists than for the general California population (77 years for California women versus 80 years for Adventist women, and 71 years for California men versus 77 years for Adventist men)—an average of four and a half years. This difference was attributed primarily to lower rates of heart disease, cancer, and other common causes of death.
Seventh-day Adventists have shorter lives than do members of the general public. Life expectancy at age 35 was found to be about eight years less for Adventists than for non-Adventists. Although this difference is large, it is not unusual for people who follow certain religious practices that include abstaining from alcohol, smoking, and using drugs and eating a healthy diet.
The study also examined differences between sexes and races within the group. Female Adventists lived on average 4.4 years longer than male Adventists (81.9 vs. 77.5 years), and white Adventists lived 3.3 years longer than black Adventists (80.2 vs. 76.9 years).
These results indicate that being a female or a white person are factors that can help you live longer than being a male or a black person, respectively. The reasons why these groups differ in their life expectancies are unknown.
Seventh-day Adventists believe that God commands them to care for their health. They don't maintain a rigorous diet, but they do adhere to the following principles: The cornerstones to wellbeing are moderation and balance. Adherence to a moderate intake of food and drink that suits one's physical needs is important for overall health and well-being.
The Adventist diet consists of three meals a day plus two or three snacks. It's not restricted in any way, so individuals can eat whatever foods they like as long as they follow this pattern. However, the majority of people choose to eat a relatively balanced array of fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, fish, and dairy products. This reflects the central role that plants play in sustaining life. Individuals who follow a vegetarian diet may do so for medical reasons, such as when using antibiotics or undergoing cancer treatments. These people should discuss their plans with their doctor before adopting a vegan diet.
When it comes to drinking alcohol, many Adventists abstain completely because of its link to sin. Some still others limit themselves to only moderate consumption because it is harmful to health if consumed in excess.
However, some people claim that they can live without food or water, so it's possible to survive without eating every few hours or drinking anything besides water.