Life expectancy may start to drop, worldwide study suggests

Exposure to chronic disease risk factors rose in the past decade, suggesting that if lifestyle changes are not made, life expectancy could begin to drop and the COVID-19 pandemic could be exacerbated, experts said.Their findings, published in The Lancet, are from the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study.“The world has done a poor job of reducing risks,” Emmanuela Gakidou, MSc, PhD, a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and a GBD study author, said during a conference call with reporters. “This is fueling a global chronic disease crisis.”Read More

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