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18 simple rules to follow if you want to live to 100

Sure, your genes have something to do with your life span, but the doctors we spoke to agreed that simple things can make a big dent in your risk of chronic disease.

18 simple rules to follow if you want to live to 100
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Follow these 18 simple rules and you won’t just live longer—you’ll make those (many, many) years count.

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1. Stop smoking
Stop smoking
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Four years after doing so, your chance of having a heart attack falls to that of someone who has never smoked.

After ten years, your lung cancer risk drops to nearly that of a nonsmoker.

Concerned? See your doctor as techniques for earlier detection and new treatments for lung cancer exist.



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