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US Life Expectancy Slows Due to Obesity, Smoking

Posted Jan 25 2011 5:43pm

For 25 years, the life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has steadily increased due to medical advances, but that trend is in jeopardy. Despite the fact that we spend more on health care than any other country, living longer in America isn’t increasing as fast because of the high rates of obesity and smoking.

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