March 19, 2011

WHO'D HAVE DREAMT BEING WELL-NOURISHED WAS GOOD FOR HUMAN HEALTH?:

Life expectancy is still rising – despite obesity epidemic (Jeremy Laurance, 18 March 2011, Independent)

We are living longer despite getting fatter, and there is no sign yet that the increase in life expectancy is coming to an end, according to a study.

A baby born today in the West can look forward to between six and eight years of extra life compared with one born in 1970. Moreover, Britons are outliving Americans, despite the US having a higher national income and the highest spending on healthcare.

Some doom mongers have warned that today's children could be the first to die sooner than their parents because of the global explosion in obesity, but researchers say life expectancy is increasing in almost all European countries for the first time in decades.


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