Why do Israeli men live so long?

NEW YORK POST
Israeli Army men have one of the world’s highest life expectancies
by Yaron Steinbuch
December 7, 2016

Israelis in the army can toast l’chaim to their military service, which may be adding years to their lives, according to a new study. Israeli men enjoy one of the world’s highest life expectancies — 80.6 years — second only to San Marino, and much greater than the worldwide average of 68.5 years, according to researchers at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, who said the age gap could be thanks to athletically grueling, mandatory 32-month service in the Israeli Defense Forces. “In Israel, the army is one of the agencies with a particular status that allows it to impact public health,” Prof. Alex Weinreb said in statement released Wednesday. READ MORE

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