“Why Americans’ Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer”

Why Americans’ Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer,” by Robert Preidt, HealthDay


“Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say. The researchers compared how biological age changed in the United States compared to age in years (chronological age). … To calculate biological age, the researchers used several benchmarks for metabolism, inflammation, organ function, blood pressure and breath capacity. … Older adults had the greatest decreases in biological age, and men had greater declines than women.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):  Interesting findings that speak to the question of whether we’re living longer or just dying slower.

Why Americans’ Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer