Long life for our parents, healthier lives for us

The longer our parents live, the longer we are likely to live. Not a surprise there.

But a new study also says that if our parents live long lives, we are likely to live not only long lives, but healthy lives.

The study, which appeared on sciencedaily.com, concluded that having longer-living parents means we have lower rates of heart disease and cancer.

The British study, involving 190,000 subjects, found that our chances of survival increased by 17 percent for each decade that at least one parent lives beyond the age of 70.

It found evidence showing for the first time that knowing the age at which your parents died could also help predict your risk not only of heart disease, but many aspects of heart and circulatory health.

Science Daily article

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