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Find out when you’re going to die with the NHS’ new ‘heart age’ calculator

If you’re aged thirty or over and have always harboured a macabre fascination with when you might die, the NHS’ new ‘heart age’ calculator is the health tool you’ve been waiting for.

In a bid to encourage patients to look after their health, the online tool asks general questions about your age, height, weight, smoking history as well as whether any of your relatives have suffered from heart disease.

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Then you’ll be given your ‘heart age’ and an estimate of how long you can expect to live without suffering a heart attack or stroke. For example, if your ‘heart age’ is 33, then according to the calculator, you can expect to live to around 78 before suffering any serious health problems.

Of course, without a GP on the other end giving a subjective analysis, any result is purely an estimate that doesn’t take into account cholesterol levels or accurate blood pressure.

Still, it’s enough to make you think twice about having a burger for lunch.

Take the test here.


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