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Heart disease risk factors reduce life expectancy in men

Published on 21/09/2009
Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels could reduce the life expectancy of middle-aged men by up to 15 years, new research from the University of Oxford suggests.

The report published by the British Heart Foundation found that heart disease risk factors can cut between ten and 15 years off a man's life.

Jim Pollard, editor of, said: "[Men] are a lot healthier than they were 100 years ago. Life expectancy of some men in England was less than 30 years. But it's a mixed picture.

"[In] parts of the UK, parts of Glasgow for example, the life expectancy at birth is still less than 60 for men."

In related news, a survey conducted on behalf of Bioforce UK revealed that one in two British men admit to risking their health by keeping medical problems to themselves rather than face embarrassment or fear by addressing pain or sickness.

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