‘No we do not live healthier lives’, says a study covering “changes in healthy life expectancy” one hundred and eighty-eight countries, between 1990 and 2013, led by Theo Vos, Professor, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. So what does the study say about healthyliving tips?
“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability, including living with diabetes and diabetes type 2 diets,” said Vos to the Lancet. The success in fights against infectious and contagious diseases and in more recent times against fatal diseases like HIV/AIDS, improvement in women’s and children’s health conditions and treatment of serious injuries, has reduced the rate of mortality. The study shows people are living longer but not in good health; thus reducing the quality of life, imposing heavy costs and resources burdens, comments Kate Kelland of Reuters London.
So, while life expectancy has increased significantly, healthy life expectancy has not. Healthy life expectancy takes into account both mortality and the impact of non-fatal conditions, chronic illnesses like heart and lung diseases, diabetes, diabetic blood sugar levels, serious injuries and mental health definition.
In the highest and lowest healthy life expectancies to the study found a marked difference in countries as in the rates and direction of change. In 2013, Lesotho was found to have the world’s lowest healthy life expectancy, at 42 years And Japan the highest, at 73.4 years.
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