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3 factors that shorten male lifespan

September 18, 2009 3:04:31 PM PDT
It is no secret that smoking, stress and high cholesterol can affect your health.However, a new study shows that for men, the combination can have a dramatic effect on how long they live.

Researchers followed 7,000 men in a study that spanned over 40 years.

The study found that middle aged men who had all three risk factors of high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol, had a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years less than those without any of the risk factors.

Things like quitting smoking can help but are much more effective if done before middle age.

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