By Dr. Brian McDonough
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are many topics that doctors debate in medicine, and many different studies can have all sorts of implications. However, certain things remain consistent.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Flash Flood Warnings Across Tri-State Area As Nor'easter Dumps 2 to 3 Inches On Region
There is yet another study, looking at Swedish men, in this case, that talks about how to prevent heart attacks 4 out of 5 times.READ MORE: Pennsbury School Board President Details Violent Threats Made Against Board Members
According to a study which followed over 20,000 men in Sweden for 11 years, five factors had the greatest impact on health: diet, exercise, smoking, weight circumference, and alcohol consumption.
The bottom line is, yes, you can drink an occasional glass of alcohol, though you shouldn’t smoke and you should maintain a healthy diet. You should also emphasize whole grains in your diet.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Boy Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say
Finally, get that exercise. You can walk or cycle 40 minutes a day, or you can exercise more vigorously at least one hour per week. Do these things, it will make a difference, and it will increase your lifespan.