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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 03:45 AM

Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to slide

People in Spain will live for 85.8 years on average, marginally edging out expected lifespans in Japan (85.7), Singapore (85.4) and Switzerland (85.2).

The United States will take the biggest drop in ranking of all high-income countries, falling from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8.

The US will be overtaken by China, which rises 29 places to 39th in the table.

Spain is one of several European countries to offer tax-funded healthcare, with their healthcare system ranked as the seventh best in the world by the World Health Organization.
https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/17/health/life-expectancy-forecasts-study-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

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I was in Spain (Barcelona) in 2015 and remember how trim the locals were, and wondering how that could be, since the food was crazy delicious and there was a bar on every block. But people walked a lot. And everyone had good healthcare.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 04:29 AM

1. If trump fascist doormats have their way we'll

reach the bottom of the barrel in no time.

I'm thinking Spain has more real food that's "crazy delicious" than America's preponderance of Fast Food.

10 States That Consume Too Much Fast Food

https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20499198,00.html?

Lucky You got to go to Spain! My older granddaughter visited Europe before University this year and Spain was one of her countries, too.

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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 04:58 AM

2. Clear indiment of our health care system when China will be ranked 39 and US 64

See what universal health care can do? It would give us all an extra 6 years to live.

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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 05:06 AM

3. On the other hand Japan have many Seniors

Well over the age of 100, this having to do with the areas they may live, for example like Hokkaido, where the air quality is better. Simple rice dishes and fish, as well as freshly grown veggies, and the fact that seniors are more active, lead to a healthy life style and longer lives.

I used to get mad when People would say that white Rice was bad for you, yet in Japan, where they don't use brown rice (except to feed their chickens) there are many seniors over the age of 100, so how is that they are still around, and still eating white rice?

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