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Americans living longer

U.S citizens combined are living an average of 77.6 years, which is the oldest record to date. This figure is due to falling rates of mortality secondary to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cancer. However, changes in lifestyle has presented worrisome statistics with 50% of people aged between 55-64 with high blood pressure, and 40% are obese. Preventative health care through lifestyle advice and smoking cessation programs, and improvements in hygiene and medical services and treatments, have greatly contributed to the increasing life expectancy of Americans over the past 100 years.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Associated Press

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About: Americans living longer

Date: 8 December 2005

Source: Associated Press

Author: Mike Stobbe

URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=1387183

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