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New Yorkers outliving the rest of the country

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Dodging cabs, happy hour indulgences, and sprinting subway stairs has paid off for New Yorkers as residents now have a life expectancy rising faster than anywhere else in the U.S.

In the national context, the increase in New York City’s life expectancy stands out. The Institute for Heath Metrics and Evaluation recently estimated the life expectancy for each of the USA’s 3147 independent cities and counties. Manhattan’s life expectancy rose 10 years between 1987 and 2009, the largest increase of any county, and the other four counties that make up New York City were all in the top percentile.

Inhaling bus exhaust really builds up the immune system.

Full story at The Lancet.

Long live New York.

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