Life Expectancy Rising in Many Parts of the World, But Declining in the U.S.

Life Expectancy Rising in Many Parts of the World, But Declining in the U.S.

Life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the third year in a row, a new study shows, led by declines in the 25 to 64 year old age group. “It would be easier if we could blame this whole trend on one problem, like guns or obesity or the opioid epidemic, all of which distinguish the U.S. from the other countries,’’ the study’s lead author Steven H. Woolf said. “But we found increases in death rates across 35 causes of death.’’

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