Health and Longevity Articles are not the same thing. You can have good health but a short life and you can hav a long life of poor health. Most of us would prefer a different alternative. We want to have a healthy long life eg. Health and Longevity.
I am a retired college professor who reads articles published in scientific journals about health and longevity. I 'translate them into ordinary English" so each of us can benefit from what researchers have found.
Below are brief summaries of articles published about health and longevity. I hope you will find them useful.
Longevity Articles. How long can you live? How long will you live?
The search for a "Fountain of Youth" is centuries old. And science is making progress in the quest for life extension.
New studies offer real hope that we have not just mere possibilities for life extension but practical actions that can work for most of us.
We know our lifespans are both a matter of inherited genes AND our daily actions.
Average life span
The World Health Organization tracks the AVERAGE life expectancy in different countries. Their data shows that life spans are increasing across the globe.
BUT this increase has been due to eliminating many infant and early childhood deaths. Fewer childhood deaths means the AVERAGE life expectancy of a society increases. BUT this does not address the issue you want - increasing your own life expectancy.
The links below offer you 'state of the art' studies: Longevity Articles that identify specific actions that can increase YOUR life span. Other articles show that there is NO SCIENTIFIC evidence to support claims made by marketers for some longevity supplements but supplements may have merit. Learn the difference!
There are things you can do that can add years to your life span. Your longevity is NOT just a matter of genetic inheritance. Your daily choices can have a dramatic effect on how long you will live as well as the quality of life you will enjoy in your elder years.
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Here are some 'overall life expectancy charts' for people living in countries around the world. Link to a table at Wikepeia CIA Factbook information for Life Expectancy by country for Longevity Articles
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