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Life expectancy increases as death rate from major diseases falls
Life expectancy increases as death rate from major diseases falls (December 17, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Washington - As death toll from major diseases decreases globally, life expectancy increases, according to research published in the Lancet. Researchers formed an international consortium, studying country-level data on the leading causes of death. They found declining fertility and a demographic shift in the world's population was responsible for an increase in the average age of death from 46.7to 59.3. Global life expectancy for both men and women rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013. If these trends were to continue, then by 2030 global life expectancy would be 85.3 years in women and 78.1 in men.
 
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