Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new research that shows the elderly population is living longer than before, but quality of life appears to be reduced.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/anti-aging/people-now-live-longer-and-sicker-lives/) while senior citizens are living longer than ever they also have a whole slew of other concerns studies say, and that is that because longevity aside, elderly folks are also a whole lot sicker than before.
The numbers are an increase over previous years, and were attributed to the rise of three particular conditions, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. People could be living longer because of medical advancements surrounding these cases, or living so long that there is higher numbers of the conditions being seen. So professionals are saying there could be multiple factors at play.
It appears that the women are really winning the longevity war these days because in most cases they have had a longer life expectancy. Americans have traditionally had a much shorter life expectancy that other countries, but for several decades the gap has been getting a bit wider. And as time goes on it is anticipated that it could become even bigger. But if people that are living longer, are just getting sicker, are the efforts directed in the wrong way.
The study took aim at how poorly the United States did in a number of different areas of longevity. As a matter of fact, the US does poorly in a whopping 9 areas. When it comes to infant mortality the numbers are concerning. Low birth weight babies continue to be a concern, and the USA also has the highest infant mortality rates.
As the Bel Marra Health article reads, another area that does poorly in the USA is when it comes to areas outside of chronic health conditions. Deaths from injuries and homicides are at an all time high. Alcohol and drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and high pregnancy rates are also high. So are incidences of HIV and drunk driving to boot.
If there was 17 developed countries that were being looked at for the study, the United States fell in the upper percentile for almost all categories. The death rate from heart disease is actually the second highest of all the 17 countries looked at. Older people also say that they consider themselves to be “less mobile” than in many of the other countries.
(SOURCE: “Int J Aging Hum Dev” Exceptional longevity: an introduction to the Iowa Centenarian Study. Dec 2012)
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