In 2003, the life expectancy of a U.S. Resident increased by 4 months with women on average living a little over five years longer than men. A decrease in heart disease and cancer was responsible for this; however, death rates for other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Hypertension, Parkinson’s, and Kidney disease increased. In fact, Parkinson’s surprisingly replaced something inconceivable as the 15th leading cause of death in the United States.
Life Expectancy Rises, But So Does Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
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