Study shows declining life span for some US women

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  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    March 6, 2013 7:22 a.m.

    One thing that I don't think was considered was the effect of removing healthy people from the population.

    Another way of lookin at it is this: For their socio-economic standing have these women as a group shortened thier lifespans?

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    March 5, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    I think that the lethal combination of obesity, tobacco, and overall poor health are the main problem. Women are affected by being overweight much more then men are. Obesity takes a huge toll on organs, joints, and muscles and the body cannot keep up with the abuse.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    March 5, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    My guess is that the cause is that good old red state philosophy of making sure that working class people don't have access to health insurance (and thus health care).

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    March 5, 2013 5:52 a.m.

    Its certain that there are many contributing factors to include: 1) increased obesity; 2) decreased physical activity; 3) decreased social contact; 4) decreased consumption of nutritionally sound foods. Since the rate of smokers has remained steady for many years, it is unlikely that it has contributed to lowering age at time of death.