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Rx for longer life: Maintain healthy habits

News briefs Want to live longer? An observational study published online Nov. 24, 2016, by The BMJ suggests that the greater the number of healthy lifestyle behaviors you maintain—like exercising regularly—the lower your risk of dying prematurely, even if you are overweight. Researchers analyzed the questionnaire responses of more than 113,000 generally healthy men and women, who were followed for more than 30 years. The risk of an early death fell with each…

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