Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Your Disease Risk

Your health can definitely have an impact on your finances.  For example, I recently wrote about how losing 10 pounds can save you thousands of dollars on your life insurance.  So, even though it's not directly about personal finance, I recommend taking a look at Your Disease Risk, a site developed by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention.  It was mentioned in an article today in the Wall Street Journal.

After answering a handful of basic questions (such as your weight, height, about your diet, exercise, smoking, etc.), it assesses your risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoperosis, and various types of cancer. The good thing is that the site doesn't leave you hanging after reporting that your at high risk of developing one of these diseases.  It also makes some general recommendations on how to decrease your risk.

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