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Heart disease, gunplay make NYC men die 6yrs younger than women: Study

By Samyuktha

New York, Aug 26 (ANI): Heart disease and homicide together make men in New York City die six years younger than women, at 76 instead of 82, revealed a new Health Department report.

Between 18 and 34, men are 2-1/2 times more likely to die than women, with homicide as the leading cause of death.

From 35 to 64, men are 65 percent more likely to die than women, largely because of heart disease.

"Men are definitely more likely than women to die prematurely, but many of those deaths are preventable," the New York Daily News quoted Carolyn Olson, head of the Health Department's community epidemiology unit, as saying.

The study found that 71 percent of men ages 35 to 64 are overweight or obese, 25 percent didn't exercise in the last month, 42 percent have high cholesterol and 93 percent don't eat enough fruit and vegetables - all bad factors for heart disease. (ANI)

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