Poll: Young adults don't see link between behavior, health

Data on about 1,250 adults ages 18 to 44 indicate that most of those ages 18 to 24 recognized the importance of a healthy lifestyle and wanted to live until age 98, but 43% of them didn't worry about heart disease and stroke and one-third didn't think that their lifestyle influences their future stroke risk. Among those ages 35 to 44, only 22% reported that they weren't concerned about health risks such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes, the survey found.

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