Health Behaviors and Lifestyles in Old Age in the United States and Japan
This project aims to provide new insights into how health behaviors – such as alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, and
weight management – change in late life, and the extent to which these changes may be associated with health outcomes.
This research also seeks to compare and contrast the prevalence, determinants, and health impact of various late life health behavior changes in
the US and Japan.
It is expected that the findings from this research will deepen our understanding of the effects of behavior on health during old age, and should help to
guide the development of intervention strategies that promote healthy aging and offset the impending illness burden associated with the aging of the population.
The project described is supported by Award Number R01AG031109 from the National Institute On Aging. The content is solely the responsibility of the
authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute On Aging or the National Institutes of Health.