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NEW YORK – People who have an increased genetic risk for conditions like high blood pressure or obesity are also more likely to have shorter lifespans, a new analysis of biobank data from three countries has found.

People's risk of disease is influenced both by environmental and genetic factors, and polygenic risk scores have increasingly been explored as a means of improving population health by determining who is at high risk for certain conditions and may benefit from prevention efforts. 

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