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According to this report, if you are a middle-age male smokers with high blood pressure and raised cholesterol levels face dying about 10 years before healthier counterparts.
If you are over 40, it is important to have your heart health check. Thus, you can prevent the on-set of heart disease by stop smoking, reducing cholesterol, and reducing blood pressure. Reducing blood pressure and reducing cholesterol can be achieved through changes in lifestyle. Thus you can expect to make a decade of difference to your life.