New Yorkers, whose city is known for its fast-paced lifestyle, live longer than other Americans but four out of 10 die of heart disease, according to a new city health survey.



Fewer deaths in 2001 caused by murder and HIV/AIDS and fewer deaths among infants have helped boost life expectancy in the Big Apple to its highest rate on record, according to the study published on Monday.



The study showed a New Yorker born in 2000 is now expected to live 77.6 years, beating the national average of 77 years by more than six months — the first time in 60 years that New Yorkers can expect to live longer than the national average.

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