UK life expectancy falls 6 months in a year
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries cuts UK life expectancy by six months.
Declines to speculate on whether due to austerity or worsening obesity, dementia and diabetes.
Men aged 65 predicted live 86.9 years on average, down from 87.4 years.
Women who reach 65 are likely to die at 89.2 years, down from 89.7 years.
Slowing life expectancy, first noticed ~2010, is “a trend as opposed to a blip”.
Eearlier projections may have been over-optimistic.
Compared with 2015, projections are down by 13/14 months for men/women.