Improvements in life expectancy at birth have slowed since 2010, according to analysis from a leading health expert.
The Marmot Review found that life expectancy increases had previously experienced a one year increase every five years for women and every three and a half years for men. However, these have slowed since 2010 to a one year increase every 10 years for women and every six years for men. Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at UCL said he was "deeply concerned" by the situation, calling it "historically highly unusual". The BBC reported that Marmot said it was "entirely...
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