Friday, March 18, 2011

Life expentancy on the increase

Was interested to see this story covered on the BBC today ...

... not because I'm verging on the obese, I hasten to add, but simply because I have always found it difficult to grasp that life expectancy is falling in the UK --- which is often claimed by many commentators.

Don't get me wrong; it's clear that life expectancy would be even higher if diets were healthier, but I do hope that studies such as this one put an end to factually incorrect claims that our children are likely to live shorter lives than us. The evidence suggests otherwise.

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