Americans Are Living Longer, But Not As Long As Other Countries

American longevity has dropped significantly since 1979 compared with longevity elsewhere, according to a 2006 report from the National Academy of Sciences. American men live to an average age of 75, about four years less than Australians and Japanese, who live to an average of 79. American women have made the biggest comparative drop, going from being the longest-lived in the 1960s to the 28th today. Japanese women pulled ahead between 1980 and 2006 to an average 86 years, with Italian and French women living to an average of 84 years. During this same time period, American women edged up to an average of 80. Theres no agreed-upon reason for this, according to a 2011 report from the National http://readusnewstoday.blogspot.com/2013/10/max-workouts-reviewed-published-indepth.html Institutes for Health. But researchers do cite a tantalizing clue: Americans seem to have their highest vulnerability between the ages of 55 to 75. These are the years when we die from heart disease, diabetes and lung disease free more often than those in other countries. If Americans make it past 75, they not only have the same chance to live a long life, but they have shot at joining the ranks of the increasing numbers extending their lives into their 90s and even 100s.
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