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Substances that can limit longevity

January 12, 2024

IN THE NEWS: As we all seek the latest and greatest strategies to live longer and be healthier, two behaviors are more harmful than most.

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Dr. Claudia Kawas, a distinguished neurologist with UCI Health and co-principal investigator of the 90+ Study, spoke with Bloom Tampa Bay.

She points specifically to smoking and excessive alcohol consumption as being detrimental to one's health. Kawas urges individuals to consider smoking and drinking not just as lifestyle choices, but also as critical determining factors for overall well-being and longevity.

Kawas is a professor of neurology at the UCI School of Medicine and in neurology and behavior at the UCI School of Biological Sciences. She also is the Al & Trish Nichols chair in neuroscience at UC Irvine. An associate director of the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). Her clinical interests are dementia and memory disorders, geriatric medicine and geriatric neurology. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

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