Recent studies on mortality rates, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, reported a slight decrease in American life expectancy. The most recent decline before this was during the peak of H.I.V.-related deaths; yet this time, researchers have reported that a host of factors–including heart disease and other degenerative disorders–are the culprits.
Experts in health policy state that a 0.1 decrease is alarming, as life expectancy is generally consistent and predictable in its gradual increase. The culmination of problems that spurred the decline included a 15.7 percent increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s, and the inherent mortality rates that accompany increased rates of obesity.
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