A look at the latest UK life expectancy at 65 statistics - annual increase has been growing since 1960
News and resources on current life expectancy - lets see how it changes over timeCongratulations - you've survived another year... unfortunately your risk of dying goes up another 9% next year, and every year after that - that's why at the moment you can't beat the exponential risk of death.
Definition: period life expectancy = how long a new-born would live if today's death rates did not change. They should improve over time therefore this is not a prediction of how long a child born today will live for.
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Life Expectancy Blog Posts
England and Wales see slight increase in life expectancy in 2021 - official figure to follow
BBC - 17-Oct-2022
Only 4 out of 31 countries studies have seen their period life expectancy recover since 2020Read more...
Statistics shows steep decline in life expectancy - largely driven by COVID-19
BBC - 31-Aug-2022
US records the lowest since 1996 and UK fell for the first time in 40yrsRead more...
Shorter lifespan in men linked with loss of male sex chromosome while aging
The Conversation (UK) - 14-Jul-2022
Understanding how Y chromosome may contribute to age-related diseases can help prevent themRead more...
Relation between seasoning cooked food with salt and premature death revealed
The Guardian - 11-Jul-2022
Not adding extra salt to already prepared foods could be a healthier optionRead more...
High optimism associated with longevity and healthy aging across diverse groups
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - 08-Jun-2022
Positive physiological factor extends life expectancy of women beyond 90Read more...