Friday, June 17, 2011

Life expectancy for women drops!

Imagine my surprise a few minutes ago while web surfing I ran across this article on CNN. Life expectancy in U.S. trails top nations by Karen Pallarito. The article states that the life expectancy in most U.S. counties lags behind that of the world's healthiest nations, in some cases by 50 years or more, according to a new analysis of government data.

In the article I read that women's life expectancy has decreased significantly and despite the excellent health care we have here in the states the life expectancy is similar to 1957. Oklahoma has 82% of the counties slipping or failing to rise in life expectancy for women. Scary thought since I live in Oklahoma. Some of the causes might be smoking, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, stressors etc.

1 comment:

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