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Life Expectancy

News and resources on current life expectancy - lets see how it changes over time

Congratulations - 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.

Resources

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Institute

Scientific society which support research for understanding of ageing process

Event

Online event about the impact of professional sport on longevity organized by International Longevity Centre UK.

Event

Online event about healthy ageing and the opportunities of longevity organized by University of Oxford. (FREE)

Book

Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians, a book by Nir Barzilai.

Information

Fascinating data visualisation of life expectancy for 200 countries over 200 years

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Recent News

Unique gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing in centenarians

Live Science - 30-Jul-2021

Fuels bile acids to prevent infections, but more research is needed to confirm its impact on longevity

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Experimental national estimates of life expectancy and mortality based on ethnicity

Guardian - 26-Jul-2021

Compared to blacks and Asians, whites and mixed groups had lower life expectancy

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US life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020, mostly due to COVID-19

Independent - 21-Jul-2021

Largest drop since world war II, mainly affecting Black and Hispanic Americans

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Lonely older people are living shorter with poorer health, finds new study

EurekAlert! - 06-Jul-2021

Covid preventive measures seem to further exacerbate the risk of loneliness

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Health inequalities widen life expectancy gap between rich and poor in England

Guardian - 30-Jun-2021

High death rate in poorer areas, post-covid levelling up must prioritize health equity

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