How long will you live?

[WCCO-TV, January 19, 2016] In 1900, the average American lived to only 48 years old. By 1980, life expectancy had jumped to 74 by decreasing childhood mortality and making major medical advances in heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Today, experts expect the average American baby to live to 78.8 years old. So, how long should each of us expect to live? “That’s really hard to speculate,” says Dr. Eric Anderson, a specialist in palliative care at Allina Health. “Lifestyle is just so important and if we as a society can focus on health, nutrition and exercise that help people live longer, the payoff is enormous.”

Posted on January 20, 2016 in Allina Health SystemFeatured on Home PageTV NewsWCCO

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