From The Guardian:
Major risk factors for heart disease are likely to slash 10-15 years off a man's life, a 40-year study shows.
Men with high blood pressure who smoke and have raised cholesterol levels are likely to die 10 to 15 years early, according to a study of men's lifestyle and health over the last 40 years.
The Whitehall study recruited more than 19,000 men working in the civil service in London between 1967 and 1970, when they were aged between 40 and 69. The latest of a number of influential published papers used the health records of the cohort to establish the life expectancy of middle-aged men who had a number of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
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