Americans Living Only Slightly Longer

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US kids can expect to live only slightly longer than their parents.

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The average lifespan in the US will likely increase by 2040 but not by much.

A University of Washington study projects that if today’s health trends continue life expectancy will rise by only one year to 79.8 years.

That would be a drop in rank from 43rd to 64th in the world.

In comparison, lifespans in China are expected to increase five and a half years by 2040.

 

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