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Sep
20

Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men’s Lives

By regst

middle age men diabetes Middle-aged men with risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are taking 10 to 15 years off their lives compared to men without these troubles, British researchers say.

Although death from heart disease has been declining, in part due to better control of cardiovascular risk factors and better care, this is the first study that looks at death from heart disease in terms of life expectancy, the researchers said.

“The good news is that all of us can make changes to live a healthy life,” said lead researcher Dr. Robert Clarke, a reader in epidemiology at University of Oxford. “Those changes, we now know, can translate into a 10- to 15-year difference in life expectancy.”

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Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men’s Lives (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)

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