Life expectancy to decrease.

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  1. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    Factors sited: Obesity, income and mental illnesses boomers brought on themselves from drug use. :jj:

    http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-09/why-you-may-not-live-long-you-think

    Most of us who live past middle age expect to be around for many years to come. Current research indicates that we're probably right: According to the Older Americans 2012 report by the federal National Institute on Aging, those of us who make it to age 65 will most likely live another 19.2 years.

    But some experts who have taken a closer look at the nation's overall health indicators are starting to wonder whether we’ll really live as long as we think, or whether we're about to see a slowdown in American life expectancy. A recent Rice University study found that while American life expectancy rose nearly 30 years from 1900 to 2000, it may only rise by three years over the next half-century — and that increase will be experienced almost exclusively by the wealthy...
     
  2. Jim J Jiblets

    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    Good. I live healthy so that shit doesn't apply to me.