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20/3/2017

Life Expectancy Rising, Chronic Diseases Impairing Health: Study

Globally, people’s health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research published on Thursday. The Global Burden of Disease study, which shows the key drivers of ill-health, disability and death in individual countries, found that by 2015, the world population had gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1980 – rising to 69 years in men and 74.8 years in women.

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