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Since 1950, reduction in heart disease mortality has added more than 3 1/2 years to the expected lifetimes of both men and women.

Murphy, Kevin M. and Robert H. Topel. The Value of Health and Longevity. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper. May-2005; 11405. http://www.nber.org/papers/W11405

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Title
The Value of Health and Longevity
Publication
National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper
Publication Date
May-2005
Authors
Murphy, Kevin M. and Robert H. Topel
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