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Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

October 13, 2017

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests.

A major study of the genes that underpin longevity has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

Other key findings are that people who give up smoking, study for longer and are open to new experiences might expect to live longer.

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