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Jan 10 - Life span in USA shorter than other developed countries: study


 Jan 10 - Life span in USA shorter than other developed countries: study
topic by ice wolf - 01-10-2013, 10:05 AM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines




Americans have shorter life spans than people living in other wealthy, developed countries, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council said Thursday.

“It’s a tragedy. Our report found that an equally large, if not larger, disadvantage exists among younger Americans,” said Steven H. Woolf, the chair of the panel that wrote the report.

“I don’t think most parents know that, on average, infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. die younger and have greater rates of illness and injury than youth in other countries.”

Unaffordable health care, eating too much and poor childhood health are factors, researchers found. High income inequality was also a factor.

Even advantaged Americans — those who have health insurance, college educations, higher incomes, and healthy behaviors — appear to be sicker than their peers in other rich nations.

When compared to 17 other countries — including Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom — the U.S. is at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: infant mortality and low birth weight; injuries and homicides; teenage pregnancies and secksually transmitted infections; prevalence of HIV and AIDS; drug-related [rip]s; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; chronic lung disease; and disability.

The average life span of an American woman is 80.78 years – 16th out the 17 nations. For American men, it’s 75.64 years – last place on the list.

Canadian men have an average lifespan of 78 years, placing us at 6th on the list, while women have a lifespan of nearly 83 years – 7th on the list.

Life span in USA shorter than other developed countries: study | CityNews


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8 comments for "Jan 10 - Life span in USA shorter than other developed countries: study"


 01-10-2013, 10:15 AMonline - #2
Sniggit 10 heat pts10

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going on a limb here but id say its the food that contributes quite a bit
 01-10-2013, 10:36 AMaway - #3
ManWithoutFear! 2 heat pts

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I'm a firm advocator in "do what ya like." nicca, you wanna be a fatso? Go on & eat. Dont exercise. Get fat. You wanna drink & do drugs in excess? Go head. Dead with a needle in your arm, a 20 piece nugget, & 5 empty 24oz Steel Reserves, who I am to judge? Who am I the judge? Least you died doing what you love. Lol
 01-10-2013, 11:00 AMonline - #4
Special Edd 73 heat pts73

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always some !!ing study always.

from gays to straight to too much water always something negative. fucc out with scare ppl studies
 01-10-2013, 01:22 PMaway - #5
nightmare 397 heat pts397

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Originally Posted by Special Edd
always some !!ing study always.

from gays to straight to too much water always something negative. fucc out with scare ppl studies
if this case, they are clearly on to something though. look at the health and obesity problems we have in this country
 01-11-2013, 12:43 AMonline - #6
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cause they eat to live.. we live to eat
 01-11-2013, 08:15 AMaway - #7
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Originally Posted by firex21
cause they eat to live.. we live to eat
that avy
 01-11-2013, 01:22 PMaway - #8
getyagameup 24 heat pts24

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not surprising. the food in this country is poisoned and processed. we are what we eat and most americans eat like !! so what does everyone expect??
 01-11-2013, 01:44 PMonline - #9
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Capitalism can be a double edged sword

It's the reason why all these fast food corporations are able to saturate the market with shyt that's terrible for your body. Most of the stuff in the grocery store is bad for you too nowadays.

It's all in the name of cheap production for higher profit.

I think American fast food companies are also the reason for obesity rates rising in alot of overseas countries too.
 
 


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