Life shortener? (Photo: Leif R Jansson/Scanpix)

Life style more important than parent's ages

A study at Gothenburg University on Sweden's west coast maintains that a person's life span is determined more by life style rather than the genes inherited from one's parents.

Published in the scientific journal of Internal Medicine, the study concludes that more important than the length of lives of one's parents are such factors as tobacco smoking, consumption of cholesterol and coffee, other eating habits and exercise.

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