Experts: Life expectancy can be hurt by food choices, excess weight

12/19/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Being 11 pounds overweight, smoking two cigarettes and even eating a hamburger were associated with losing a "microlife," which equates to about half an hour of life expectancy, researchers reported in BMJ. However, exercising for 20 minutes and eating fresh fruits and vegetables may add a microlife, researchers said.

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