Unhealthy lifestyles shave years off men's lives

September 18, 2009 2:05:14 PM PDT
Middle-aged men with unhealthy lifestyles could be cutting 10-to-15 years off their life. A new study in the online British Medical Journal finds these men with risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are shortening their lives by at least a decade.

This is the first study to look at death from heart disease in terms of life expectancy. They add the good news is that anyone can make changes to live a healthy life.