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Live long and prosper
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Can you predict how long you will live? And what can you do to make sure you reach that number?
As the saying goes, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. A good accountant can estimate your taxes due, but what about your life span? Is it possible to predict how long you have left?
Health calculators are available that can estimate a person’s 10-year risk of having a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke. But that’s not the case for almost all other diseases. And when it comes to predicting your own longevity, there are too many individual variables.
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