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Lifespan and Healthspan: Past, Present, and Promise
WHO | Life expectancy
If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways. F or millennia, if not for eons—anthropology continuously pushes backward the time of human origin—life expectancy was short. The few people who grew old were assumed, because of their years, to have won the favor of the gods. The typical person was fortunate to reach Beginning in the 19th century, that slowly changed. Since , life expectancy at birth has risen about three months with each passing year.
Longevity Research: Unraveling the Determinants of Healthy Aging and Longer Life Spans
During the past century, life expectancy in the United States has increased rapidly with advances in public health and living standards, improved diet, and rising levels of education. In , life expectancy in the United States was 47 years. By , U.
Possible consequences of increasing life expectancy in Brazil. The perspective of a European historical demographer. Arthur E. Those over sixty years of age accounted for 6.