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Why are American women living five
years LESS than their mothers?
Scientists baffled by shocking trend

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/8/2013 6:44:39 AM

While the U.S. has always been a beacon of medical advancement for the world, American women today are expected to live shorter lives than their mothers. Two recent studies found that life expectancy for women have decreased the last two decades. ´Health care is far from the whole story,´ David Kindig, co-author of one of the studies, told the Atlantic. ´More and more people are beginning to realize that the non-health-care factors are at least as important.´ [Snip] Kindig said he was so shocked by it´s outcome, that he and his research partner went back and did the numbers again

There should be a follow-up study on causes of death listed on death certificates. I´m thinking grossly unhealthy food, lack of exercise, domestic violence, suicide, alcohol, crack and meth, not necessarily in that order.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/8/2013 6:50:15 AM     (No. 9555354)

How about - 1. Failure to have children at a natural age.2. Failure to nurse children when you have them 3. Artificial termination of initial pregnancies.4. Multiple sex partners.5. Male like lifestyles. Isn´t it obvious?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/8/2013 6:50:36 AM     (No. 9555355)

It´s Bush´s Fault

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Reply 3 - Posted by: EuroTim, 10/8/2013 6:51:33 AM     (No. 9555356)

You´ve come a long way baby.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/8/2013 6:51:35 AM     (No. 9555357)

I think the OP misses some huge facters that their mothers and grandmothers didn´t share. Birth control pills are known to increase the risk of heart disease and some cancers while repeated exposure to venereal disease weakens the immune system. Then there is the tie between the HPV virus and cervical cancer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/8/2013 6:51:57 AM     (No. 9555359)

The short answer is that 100 years of Progressives policies is now delivering misery by the boatload.

Motto for the Dems should be:

"Life sucks, then you die"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 10/8/2013 7:07:47 AM     (No. 9555374)

#5 forgot, but before you go,give us all your money, because we know how to spend it, where your heirs don´t...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/8/2013 7:16:31 AM     (No. 9555380)


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/8/2013 7:23:44 AM     (No. 9555381)

The demographic group that saw the largest decline in this report is one that has also seen a huge shift in single motherhood during the period. Part of this is due to the falling economic prospects of the men in this demographic among whom these women are most likely to find their partners.

It is going to turn out that marriage is good for the health of both men and women. For years now the so called experts have held the health benefits of marriage mostly accrue to men.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vivi, 10/8/2013 8:09:20 AM     (No. 9555438)

We bathed our systems in hormones for years in order to enjoy the promised fruits of the sexual revolution. We threw out good men and claimed our place in the stress filled 8 to 5 world so we could pay other people to raise our children AND feel guilty about it because in our gut it just felt wrong. We enjoyed the culture´s accolades for being heroic single moms while we admitted to our doctors we were depressed and needed a little something something

Years of unnatural hormones, workplace stress, guilt, solitude by choice. Gee I wonder ...

The faux feminists and the hippies lied to us. Tell your daughters.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Muncssister, 10/8/2013 8:24:40 AM     (No. 9555481)

So many of the posters here are correct. The liberal media will never turn against the birth control pill since it supossedly "liberated women" but I believe that it is a big culprit. I´m amazed at how many women I know will eat only organic food, live at yoga, will not give their kids vaccines, (or drink a soft drink, heaven forbid!) and yet will readily and without any thought take the pill to artificially manipulate the most natural thing in the world.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Former lurker, 10/8/2013 8:43:00 AM     (No. 9555523)

Agree with all of the above but I thinking smoking might be leading cause. Women who smoke tend smoke more than men. They also have a harder time quitting. Combine that with smaller size and off-the-charts weight problem and you have a perfect storm for early death.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: taytay52, 10/8/2013 8:45:42 AM     (No. 9555527)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 10/8/2013 8:46:03 AM     (No. 9555528)

Simian Virus 40 causes cancer? Gosh. Just when I thought that the Polio vaccine was the most important invention in my lifetime. (Still do.) I´ll just bet that the statistics that support that are less credible than those that support the link for abortion and breast cancer.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/8/2013 8:46:17 AM     (No. 9555529)

Stress brought on by a lifestyle they chose because it seemed ´cool´ at the time. Maybe overdosing on your drugs and dying in your vomit is the common cause of death to these liberated women.
Old hippies dying off.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: taytay52, 10/8/2013 8:48:05 AM     (No. 9555534)

Also, did they factor in that many women are now taking care not only of their children, but also as caretakers for their aging parents?

As someone who has spent the last 8 years doing this, I can say that I am more unhealthy today than I was simply due to the fact that I´m exhausted so I eat quick unhealthy meals, I miss doctor appointments because I have way to much to take care, etc.

I do agree about the long term use of Birth Control pills though. Very bad on your system.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: privateer, 10/8/2013 9:05:35 AM     (No. 9555574)

Medical issues aside, there seem to me two takeaway points to this article. One: a chance to take a swipe at women of the New South. Two: the fond hope that ObamaScare will improve the worrisome trend.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 10/8/2013 9:14:04 AM     (No. 9555591)

It´s the Democrat War on Women.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 10/8/2013 9:28:11 AM     (No. 9555613)


It´s a killer.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/8/2013 9:55:50 AM     (No. 9555667)

Other studies show that there are more childhood deaths too. (to 26 years, now) Break it out by race and the numbers change.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tnorling, 10/8/2013 10:04:55 AM     (No. 9555686)

Sitting in front your doublewide with a bag of Fritos and drinking a Pepsi with a cigarette dangling out of your mouth is probably not healthy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: harleynyc, 10/8/2013 10:12:55 AM     (No. 9555704)

That´s equality for ya. You want to replace men at work, well it´s a package deal.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/8/2013 10:18:26 AM     (No. 9555715)

What´s happening is that many of the risk factors which caused men to pre-decease women in the past, especially due to heart disease, are now prevalent in the female population as well.

IMO the women´s liberation movement was a primary cause. Trying to have it all, with the accompanying stress, and assuming the burden of primary or sole breadwinner in many instances. Disdaining marriage and gender differences, while engaging in many of the detrimental behaviors formerly nearly exclusive to men.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: littleorby, 10/8/2013 10:35:21 AM     (No. 9555747)

I´ll take a fast draw, shot from the hip:

I contend the increased use of drugs, both illegal and prescription (especially prescription drugs), are a major cause of women´s shortened life span.

The side effects of most prescription drugs are horrid.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 10/8/2013 10:39:40 AM     (No. 9555758)

The study does not track the change in racial demographics in those areas.

My wife is a doctor; many of her patients are Hispanic --- as a group, they have a massive problem with diabetes and weight.

Anglos are getting fat, too, but not nearly as much.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/8/2013 10:42:26 AM     (No. 9555765)

Stress from work that wasn´t there before and, for some, from wanting to be mothers without the ´burden´ of a husband to be a father figure.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/8/2013 11:01:10 AM     (No. 9555806)

Butt-sitting. Plain and simple.

We are no longer called upon to work in fields or walk long distances to jobs. Housework is simplified and a person in an office doesn´t even have to walk a memo to the other side of the building.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jglas, 10/8/2013 2:09:28 PM     (No. 9556156)

My guess is women are working much more and supporting their family much more than in the past. Maybe they`re just catching up to the death rate of men.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msjena, 10/8/2013 2:19:33 PM     (No. 9556170)

If you read the article, it appears to have little to do with women working or whether or not they have children. The conclusions drawn by the researchers were that uneducated women--high school dropouts--were the ones that seemed to be most at risk. Buried in the article is the suggestion that the bad economy has led to unemployment and poverty for these women, which has affected their life-expectancy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dvc, 10/8/2013 3:53:36 PM     (No. 9556353)

A cursory look at any crowd indicates that 60-70% of women are morbidly obese. Would it be too obvious to suggest this may be the cause?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney, 10/8/2013 4:42:08 PM     (No. 9556429)

Hippie/dippie, loose-living ´60s-´70s fem-libs legacy? ...Just a guess.

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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

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